42 Inspiring Quotes from A P J Abdul Kalam

Motivational inspiring quotes from APJ Abdul Kalam

  1. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

  2. 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.

  3. Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

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

  21. As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.

  22. Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.

  28. Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

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

  30. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.

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

  32. God is everywhere.

  33. War is never a lasting solution for any problem.

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

  35. 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.

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

  37. No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.

  38. I’m not an expert on the arms race.

  39. A teacher should have a creative mind.

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

  41. When a nation is surrounded by weaponized nations, she has to equip herself.

  42. Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities.

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