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


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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?


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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?


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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.


Abdul Kalam

896

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


Abdul Kalam

896

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