Maharaja Ranjit Singh summed up his own achievements in the following words:

"My kingdom is a great kingdom: it was small, it is now large; it was scattered, broken and divided; it is now consolidated: I have rewarded the bold and encouraged merit wherever it was to be found: on the field of battle, I exalted the valiant; with my troops I have shared all dangers, all fatigues. I fed the faquirs and holy men, and gained their prayers; the guilty and the innocent I spared; and those whose hands were raised against me I have met with clemency; Sri Purkhji (God) therefore been merciful to his servant, and increased his power, so that his territory now extends to the borders of China and the limits of the Afghans, with all Multan, and the rich possessions beyond the Sutlej."

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