A. P. J. Abdul Kalam quotes and sayings
The President's post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.
The Earth is the most powerful and energetic planet.
For 2,500 years, India has never invaded anybody.
IF you Salute your work,You do not have to salute anybody. IF you pollute your work,You have to salute everybody.
Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.
India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.
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.
Wherever I go, as long as I get a hot vegetable dish, I am okay. If I am in Gujarat, I have Gujarati food. If it's Shillong, it's northeastern.
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 the young people.
When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realized that it does not prevent the president of India from giving the nation a vision. So when I went and presented this vision in Parliament and in legislative assemblies; everyone welcomed it, irrespective of party affiliations.
Desire, when it stems from the heart and spirit, when it is pure and intense, possesses awesome electromagnetic energy. This energy is released into the ether each night, as the mind falls into the sleep state. Each morning it returns to the conscious state reinforced with the cosmic currents. That which has been imaged will surely and certainly be manifested. You can rely, young man, upon this ageless promise as surely as you can rely upon the eternally unbroken promise of sunrise... and of Spring.
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
If you FAIL, never give up because F.A.I.L. means "First Attempt in Learning". END is not the end; in fact E.N.D. means "Effort Never Dies". If you get NO as an answer, remember N.O. means "Next Opportunity".
Let not thy winged days be spent in vain. Whenonce gone no gold can buy them back again.
Widespread use of antibiotics promotes the spread of antibiotic resistance. Smart use of antibiotics is the key to controlling its spread.
No sanction can stand against ignited minds.
I'm not an expert on the arms race.
One Best Book is Equal To Hundred Good Friends But One Good Friend is Equal To A Library.
Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.
India must achieve the real goal?that is energy independence or an economy which will function well within total freedom from oil, gas or coal imports.
When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?
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 realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.
If four things are followed - having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance - then anything can be achieved.
A teacher should have a creative mind.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
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.
My hair grows and grows; you cannot stop it - that fellow grows, it grows wild.
Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.
To become 'unique,' the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
India's trade deficit is because of excess of import over exports.
Behind the parents stands the school, and behind the teacher the home.
Everyone's life is a page in the human history irrespective of the position he or she holds or the work he or she performs.
Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms... For example, I am made up of 5.8x10 27 atoms.
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.
Today, India is a nuclear weapons state.
The only day in your life... Your mother smiled when you cried.
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.
The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.
Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
We need to create brand institutions. In the fortune 500 companies, 5 Indian companies are named while 15 are from China though we have similar kind of populations.
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.
When a nation is surrounded by weaponized nations, she has to equip herself.
A Fool can become a Genius when he understands he is a Fool but. A Genius can become a Fool when he understands he is a Genius.
The wealth of information now available at the click of a finger amazes me.
Total commitment is the common denominator among all successful men and women.
All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.
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 realize the great life.
The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.
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 the 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.
Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities.
Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!!!
The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.
The Bay of Bengal is hit frequently by cyclones. The months of November and May, in particular, are dangerous in this regard.
When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust... Withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad.
For 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.
When you look at the light bulb above you, you remember Thomas Alva Edison. When the telephone bell rings, you remember Alexander Graham Bell. Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. When you see the blue sky, you think of Sir C.V. Raman.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.
Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution.
There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them.
We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.
I love the sea.
When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.
Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfil a particular role. Whatever I have achieved in life is through His help and an expression of His will. He showered His grace on me through some outstanding teachers and colleagues and when I pay my tributes to these fine persons, I am merely praising His glory. We are all born with a divine fire in us.
Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.
Small aim is a crime.
My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear.
What is the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do you gain experience? Wrong decisions.
There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.
suffering is the essence of success!!!
There has to be a global mission of human progress.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
As a young citizen of India, armed with technology and love for my nation, I realize, a small aim is a crime.
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.
Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.
In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.
Regarding marriage, it - somehow, it didn't happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
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