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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

APJ Abdul Kalam

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts... to my surprise... almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

India can live without nuclear weapons. That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

No sanction can stand against ignited minds

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

When grand plans for scientific and defense technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

New markets could be created by rural potentials, which could lead to rise in the employment.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Nations consist of people. And with their effort, a nation can accomplish all it could ever want.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

For the success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organizations as well as for industries.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

We should not give up and we should not allow the Problem to defeat us.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

If you want to shine like a sun, First burn like a Sun.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

The youth need to be enabled to become job generator from job seekers.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

If we are not free, no one will respect us.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

i was willing to accept what I Couldn't Change.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

For me, there is no such thing as a negative experience.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

As a child of god , i am greater than anything that can happen to me.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Economy Forced me to become a vegetarian, but i finally starting liking it.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

I have met 18 million youth, and each wants to be unique.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

I love the sea.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Developing nations want to become developed nation.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

There has to be a gobal mission of human Progress.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

For 2,500 years, India has never invaded anybody.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

The President's post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Smart habitation is an integrated area of villages and a city working in harmony and where the rural and urban divide has reduced to thin line.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

It's when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that's the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

If four things are followed - having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance - then anything can be achieved.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

To become 'unique,' the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to young people.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

The world has today 546 nuclear plants generating electricity. Their experience is being continuously researched, and feedback should be provided to all. Nuclear scientists have to interact with the people of the nation, and academic institutions continuously update nuclear power generation technology and safety.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.

APJ Abdul Kalam