15 Inspirational Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Quotes About Success and Struggle

The great leader of Turkish nation, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has always been an inspiration and illuminated to may nation’s way with his ideas and actions.

Let’s take a look at 15 words of Atatürk on topics such as success, struggle and diligence.

“Standing in place means going back… Forward, always forward!”

“If I didn’t give one of the two cents I received in my childhood to the books, I wouldn’t be able to do any of the things I can do today.”

“Victory is for those who can say “victory is mine”. Success is for those who start by saying “I will succeed” and say “I succeeded” by the end.”

“Working means not tiring nor sweating in vain. According to the requirements of the time, it is imperative to utilize science and technique and all kinds of civilized inventions to the maximum extent.”

“The rain of bullets falling in the war wets those who are not afraid of that rain less than those who do.”

“We do nothing but to be hardworking.”

“No victory is a goal. Victory is a major means to achieve a greater purpose than itself.”

“I dreamed; I detected the obstacles before my dream. When I removed the obstacles, my dream came true.”

“Brains that do not think cannot go beyond being captive to thoughtless brains.”

“It is not enough for a passenger walking on his way to see the only horizon. It must definitely see and know beyond the horizon.”

“My heroes are people who don’t sell their dreams to anything.”

“The enemy of humanity is ignorance; the enemy of ignorance is education.”

“If one day you will be helpless, do not expect a savior. Be the savior yourself.”

“Ideas can never be killed by force and violence, with guns and rifles.”

“There are no hopeless situations, there are hopeless people. I have never lost hope.”


“You will not compliment anyone to be big, you will not deceive anyone, you will see what the real goal for the country is and walk to that goal. Everyone will be against you, everyone will try to turn you back. But you will resist it, and they will stack endless obstacles; you will overcome these obstacles without tools and by believing that no help will come from anyone. After that, if they call you big, you will laugh at those who say that.”

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