The university can be a distinctly powerful institution. By its very design, it brings together the most advanced knowledge and adds to that knowledge. It trains the next generation of leaders of a society.
Educated men and women, from around the world, can achieve, in as little as twenty years, to begin reversing the hundreds of years of decay which have eroded our cultural identity.
The most detestable man is he who returns evil for good, and the most praiseworthy, he whose answer to villainy is a generous deed.
That knowledge is very superficial which remains only on your tongue; the intrinsic merit and value of knowledge is that you act upto it.
Asia is, generally, a continent of hope. Country after country has been creating an enabling environment, to release the creativity and energies of its peoples.
Men are asleep: they will awake when they die.
An institution dedicated to proceeding beyond known limits must be committed to independent thinking. In a university scholars engage both orthodox and unorthodox ideas, seeking truth and understanding wherever they may be found.
Virtue is the key to success.
The best teaching is that which corrects you.
Development is ultimately about people about enabling them to participate fully in the process and to make informed choices and decisions on their futures.
The worst man is the one who sees himself as the best.
For a Muslim university it is appropriate to see learning and knowledge as a continuing acknowledgement of Allah's magnificence.
A man is a believer as long as he is virtuous.
A wise man needs each day an hour set apart in which to examine his conscience, and measure what he has gained or lost.
To create a pluralistic, civil society, private institutions must be established that meet needs of their constituent groups. The state cannot do it all.
The wicked man thinks no good of any one; for how should he imagine that others have what he lacks himself?
There is the potential in the Islamic heritage to help modern societies cope with the confusions, disillusionments and moral vagaries that afflict them.
There is no treasure like knowledge.
God hath given His creatures nothing to place higher than reason.
The conflict between the power blocs is gone, hopefully forever. The massive imposition of dogma on human minds may also be gone forever. Henceforth, artificial constraints on human intelligence will be replaced in many lands by new horizons of hope and thought.