Quotes by APJ Abdul Kalam

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They
come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have
their own thoughts.
You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true
You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your
Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail.
Why be afraid of difficulties, sufferings and problems? When troubles come, try to understand the
relevance of your sufferings. Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
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..
When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When
thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.
What makes life in Indian organizations difficult is the widespread prevalence of this very
contemptuous pride. It stops us from listening to our juniors, subordinates and people down the line.
You cannot expect a person to deliver results if you humiliate him, nor can you expect him to be
creative if you abuse him or despise him. The line between firmness and harshness, between strong
leadership and bullying, between discipline and vindictiveness is very fine, but it has to be drawn.
What is the the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do
you gain experience? Wrong decisions.
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the
afflicted to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the wrongs of injured..
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting
out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the
world with the glow of its goodness.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only
strength respects strength.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds
bitterness all around.
This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when
your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden
opportunity hidden in the ruins”.
Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your
Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution
Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country.
Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action,
converts adversity into prosperity
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
The sides of the mountain sustain life, not the peak. This is where things grow, experience is gained,
and technologies are mastered. The importance of the peak lies only in the fact that it defines the
The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks
never make me laugh, but memories do.
Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!!!
One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension
My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear
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
Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.
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.
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.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
Let not thy winged days be spent in vain. Whenonce gone no gold can buy them back again.
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.
Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you
It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone
I’m not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not
in the face.
If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.
If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “first Attempt In Learning” – End is not the end, if
fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies” – If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next
Opportunity”. So Let’s be positive
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
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.
I will not be presumptuous enough to say that my life can be a role model for anybody; but some poor
child living in an obscure place in an underprivileged social setting may find a little solace in the
way my destiny has been shaped. It could perhaps help such children liberate themselves from the
bondage of their illusory backwardness and hopelessness?..
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.
Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough
Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when u don’t sleep before
fulfilling them.
Dream, Dream Dream Dreams transform into thoughts And thoughts result in action.
Dream is not what you see when you sleep at night,but dream is something which does not let you sleep.
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.
Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential and
power, let difficulties know that you too are difficult.
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
Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring
creativity in children at that level.
Confidence and Hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you
successful person
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your
Behind the parents stands the school, and behind the teacher the home.
Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness
Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are
surrendering your fate to others.
Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty.
Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some
parts of the world, even violence.
All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents
All Birds find shelter during a rain.But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are
common, but attitude make the difference.

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