Khushal Khan Khattak Quotes of Courage & Honor

Khushal Khan Khattak Quotes of Courage & Honor

Khushal Khan Khattak Quotes of Courage & Honor

Khushal Khan Khattak known as “Khushal Baba” was a Pushtoon Poet, Warrior, and Chief.

Khushal challenged the powers of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and defeated the Mughal troops in many engagements. He was a renowned military fighter who became known as a “Pashtun warrior-poet”.

Here are some of his written quotes

Khushal Khan Khattak Quotes of Courage & Honor
Khushal Khan Khattak Quotes of Courage & Honor

“to my mind death is better than life when life can no longer be held with honor.”

“Neither would there ever come some one with strong conviction, nor would someone as respectable and motivated like me come. not only among khattak but the whole Afghans race may not produce a wise and visionary like me.”

“be like an eagle that lives on peaks of mountains and not like a crow of village that wanders around for food due to hunger.”

“This is a matter of wonder

if you see it, that crows are

 attacking eagles. This is

 also a matter of wonder if

 you see it, that the Mughals

 are attacking Pashtuns. This is

 also a matter of wonder if

 you see it, that Jackals are

 so fat and lions are

 dying of hunger.”

“The Afghans’ honour is

 dear to me, though they

 have joined the Mughals.”

“Pull out your sword and slay

any one, that says Pashtun

and Afghan are not one!

Arabs know this and so

 do Romans: Afghans are

Pashtuns, Pashtuns

 are Afghans.”

“When I die let it be in this

 way that everyone knows grief,

 not like a scorpion or a snake

 whose death brings all relief.”

“If I have girded up my sword

 against the Mughals

 I have revealed all the

 Pashtuns to the world.”

“I despise the man who

 does not guide his life

 by honour. The very word

 “honour” drives me mad.”

“The Eagle that attacks sparrows,

may be an eagle but behaves

 like a vulture.”

“Eagles never struggle for dead

 to eat This is the job of crow

 and vulture.”

“If you repeatedly dive it will

 come to your hand Who

 said that there is no

 pearl in the ocean.”

“A deceptive heart is destructive

 specially if it’s heart of a

 leader, such leader defame

 himself and destroys

 the nation.”

“Life’s no life when honor’s left;

 Man’s a man when honor’s

 kept Nation’s honor and nation’s

 fame On life they have a prior

claim. With thoughts of these

 I do remain; Unvexed with cares

 of loss or gain.”

“The knowing, the perceptive man is he who knows about himself, for in self knowledge and insight lies knowledge of the holiest. If in his heart there is no fear, his deeds are not those of the good, pay no heed to one who’s skilled in quoting the Qur’an by heart.”

“The Man in the world is he, Who embrace the hardships.”

“If you become a diver and forget about the fear of head,Then, there are many Pearls scattered in the sea The love of a moth further  increases When the flames of fire spread off.”

“The Hawk whether young or old, seeks the quarry, But the swoop of the old Hawk is the most unerring”

“Like the Hawk has been my flight along the mountains, Many a partridge there has been my prey.”

“If there are Men in the world, they are those Who throw themselves in hardships and embrace troubles.”

“Like the Hawk has been my flight along the mountains, Many a partridge there has been my prey.

 The Hawk whether young or old, seeks the quarry, But the swoop of the old Hawk is the most unerring

“If you become diver and forget about the fear of head, Then, there are many Pearls scattered in the sea The love of a moth further increases When the flames of fire spread off.”

“The Man in the world is he, Who embrace the hardships.”

“The knowing, the perceptive man is he who knows about himself, for in self knowledge and insight lies knowledge of the holiest. If in his heart there is no fear, his deeds are not those of the good, pay no heed to one who’s skilled in quoting the Qur’an by heart.”

“Only when rust is remove from steel gradually, an arrow can be formed from decent steel.”

“Life’s no life when honor’s left; Man’s a man when honor’s kept Nation’s honor and nation’s fame On life they have a prior claim. With thoughts of these I do remain; Unvexed with cares of loss or gain.”

“Now are we in the lists, no third between:Either the Mughal power in ruin falls Or the Pashtuns in suffering lie low.”

“A deceptive heart is destructive specially if it’s heart of a leader, such leader defame himself and destroys the nation.”

“If a man struggle with sincerity, I guarantee him Of his triumph in the struggle for the mission.”

“I feel happy at that time, when the light of the white swords reflect from the arms-coat.”

“ I don’t eat that sweets which is acquire by humble request. Dry bread is far batter than it.”

“A honorable man has only two tasks to perform, either he will giveup his life or will achieve the targets.”

“If you repeatedly dive it will come to your hand Who said that there is no pearl in the ocean.”

“Eagles never struggle for dead to eat This is the job of crow and vulture.”

“The Eagle that attacks sparrows, may be an eagle but behaves like a vulture.”

“I despise the man who does not guide his life by honour. The very word “honour” drives me mad.”

“If I have girded up my sword against the Mughals I have revealed all the Pashtuns to the world.”

“When I die let it be in this way that everyone knows grief, not like a scorpion or a snake whose death brings all relief.”

“Pull out your sword and slay any one, that says Pashtun and Afghan are not one! Arabs know this and so do Romans: Afghans are Pashtuns, Pashtuns are Afghans.”

“The Afghans’ honour is dear to me, though they have joined the Mughals.”

“This is a matter of wonder if you see it, that crows are attacking eagles. This is also a matter of wonder if you see it, that the Mughals are attacking Pashtuns. This is also a matter of wonder if you see it, that Jackals are so fat and lions are dying of hunger.”

“ I take out my sword in the name of Afghans honors. I am the proudest of the world.”

“Be like an eagle that lives on peaks of mountains and not like a crow of village that wanders around for food due to hunger

“Neither would there ever come some one with strong conviction, nor would someone as respectable and motivated like me come. Not only among Khattaks but the whole Afghan race may not produce a wise and visionary like me”

“To My Mind Death is Better than Life When life can no Longer be Held with Honor.”

“If Pushtoon agree to join hand with each other, who the women born will have the courage to face them.” “ I will be owning only one of the two options i.e to turn my face to Mecca ( to devote myself to warship ) for ever or wage a war.”

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