Iqbal would never say anything like that because.
WOH IK MARD-E TUN-AASAAN THA
TUN-ASAANON KAY KAAM AAYA
[He (Iqbal) was a lazy man who serviced a lazy people]
Dr Javeed Iqbal writes in his biography of Iqbal, ZINDA ROOD, that if the great Allama had to go out somewhere in the early evening, he started sighing in the morning and took hours and hours to get ready to step out of home :-)
He was a man of sublime thought, not of action and so Allah bestowed upon him an extraordinary man of action, Quaid-e-Azam MAJ.
Having going through all of Allama's Urdu and Persian poetry, and remembering much of it by heart, I have noted that the great Allama devoted more of his great instinctive poetry to eulogizing and showing the mirror to the Muslim Ummah and humanity. The motivational part of his poetry becomes a secondary theme for him.
As I recall, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan wrote in his TEHZEEB-UL-AKHLAQ, "Musalmano! Socho aur mustaqbil kay baland, suhaanay khwab daikhna shuroo karo. Kya koi hai jiss mein yeh himmat ho?"
[O' Muslims! Start thinking and dreaming of a glorious and colorful future. Is there any who would dare?]
Prof M.Rafi Saheb could bear me out.
Oh, how lucky! My lovely wife has places the page right before me :-)
Dictated, not read