Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk changed the Turkish script to a western (Latin) script (probably from some Mongolian or could be Chinese based script ) the literacy rate dropped to 0% for a brief period and then it rose to almost 100%. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the founder of modern Turky (now not so modern any more).
He had few famous quotes and all his life he worked on those principles :

“Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?”
[Or it can be rephrased in this way: “If you keep someone in prison you also have to be near the prison as a guard. So free others and free yourself.”]

“Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.”

“Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable. We are against such a situation and will not allow it. Those who use religion in such a manner have fooled our people; it is against just such people that we have fought and will continue to fight.”

“My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.”

“Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.”

“Peace at Home, Peace in the World”

“Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say “What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?” If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.”

“Our true mentor in life is science.”


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