"They say that a country is preserved with magnificent palaces, lofty towers, a well-equipped army and modern weapons. I agree that they are important for a country, but a king or army and palaces cannot by themselves preserve the independence of a country. It is men of talent, competent individuals, responsible and committed personalities who can safeguard the survival and independence of the country. It is men of thought, judgment and learning who can effect reforms in various fields and provide welfare, security and tranquillity, and not a king, his army or military hardware. Men of knowledge and virtue can exercise a sympathetic supervision over the events and relationships of a realm and by means of kindness and commiseration, redress the rights of people and put back transgressors to public property in their places."

source: http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~rfayiz/jamal.htm

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