Khudi Ke Souz Se Roshan Hain Ummaton Ke Charagh
A nation’s life is illumined by selfhood,
Selfhood is the pathway to everlasting life.
Hazar Goona Farogh-o-Hazar Goona Faraagh!
This one thing that Adam is not without the Purpose—
A manifold life, a manifold leisure!
Kharab Kar Gyi Shaheen Bache Ko Sohbat-e-Zagh
Earth‐bound crows cannot aspire to the eagle’s flights,
But they corrupt the eagle’s lofty, noble habits.
Khuda Kare Ke Jawani Teri Rahe Be-Dagh
May God make thee a virtuous, blameless youth;
Thou livest in an age deprived of decency.
Ke Hai Zareef-o-Khush Andaisha-o-Shugufta Damagh
Iqbal was not at ease in a monastery,
For he is bright, and sprightly, and full of wit,