“ . . . We maintain that Muslims and Hindus are two major nations by any definition or test as a nation. We are a nation of a hundred million, and what is more, were are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language, and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values, and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, customs and calender, history and traditions, aptitudes and ambitions: in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all canons of international Law, we are a nation."
- Bolitho, Hector, Jinnah: Creator of Pakistan, John Murray, London, 1954, p. 149
- Mirza, Sarfaraz Hussain (ed.), We are a Nation: Excerpts from the Speeches and Statements of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1937-1947) , Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, Lahore, 2010, pp. 74-75