Sayings 

 

  • Happy is the one who says, "I am a Turk".
  • One day my mortal body will turn to dust, but the Turkish Republic will stand forever.
  • I have been able to teach many things to this nation, but I haven't been able to teach how to be lackeys.
  • Peace at home, peace in the world.
  • I am not ordering you to attack, I am ordering you to die.
  • Turkey's true master is the peasant.
  • Do not be afraid of telling the truth.
  • To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
  • Culture is the foundation of the Turkish Republic.
  • Following the military triumph we accomplished by bayonets, weapons and blood, we shall strive to win victories in such fields as culture, scholarship, science and economics.
  • Victory is for those who can say "Victory is mine". Success is for those who can begin saying "I will succeed" and say "I have succeeded" in the end.
  • Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
  • Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
  • Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.
  • Teachers: the new generation will be your devotion.
  • Our true mentor in life is science.
  • Turkish Nation consists of the valiant descendants of peoples that have lived independently and have considered independence the sole condition of existence. This nation has never lived without freedom, and never will.
  • We Turks are a people who, throughout our history, have been the very embodiment of freedom and independence.
  • A nation without art means a people without lifeblood.
  • The most appropriate government, most suitable to the Turkish nation’s nature and traditions, is the Republic.
  • This country was Turkish in the past, is Turkish in the present and will live as Turkish forever.
  • This nation has not lived without her independence. She will not and cannot live without it.