Top 101 APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes For Motivation

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APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes :

Below are most inspiring APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes Collection.

Quote 1.

“Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”


Quote 2.

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


Quote 3.

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


Quote 4.

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


Quote 5.

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


Quote 6.

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”


Quote 7.

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


Quote 8.

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


Quote 9.

“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.”


Quote 10.

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


Quote 11.

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


Quote 12.

“Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally started liking it.”


Quote 13.

“We must get rid of fossil fuels by developing injection systems for automobiles, which can run on bio-fuel.”


Quote 14.

“Small aim is a crime”


Quote 15.

“God is everywhere.”


Quote 16.

“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.”


Quote 17.

“For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership.”


Quote 18.

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


Quote 19.

“The wealth of information now available at the click of a finger amazes me.”


Quote 20.

“India should walk on her own shadow – we must have our own development model.”


Quote 21.

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


Quote 22.

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


Quote 23.

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


Quote 24.

“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.”


Quote 25.

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


Quote 26.

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


Quote 27.

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


Quote 28.

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


Quote 29.

“I was in high school when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled India’s flag in New Delhi.”


Quote 30.

“Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms… For example, I am made up of 5.8×10^27 atoms.”


Quote 31.

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


Quote 32.

“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.”


Quote 33.

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


Quote 34.

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


Quote 35.

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


Quote 36.

“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.”


Quote 37.

“I’m not an expert on the arms race.”


Quote 38.

“War is never a lasting solution for any problem.”


Quote 39.

“My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.”


Quote 40.

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


Quote 41.

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


Quote 42.

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


Quote 43.

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


Quote 44.

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


Quote 45.

“The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.”


Quote 46.

“India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.”


Quote 47.

“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.”


Quote 48.

“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.”


Quote 49.

“We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.”


Quote 50.

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


Quote 51.

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


Quote 52.

“No sanction can stand against ignited minds.”


Quote 53.

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


Quote 54.

“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?”


Quote 55.

“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.”


Quote 56.

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


Quote 57.

“My hair grows and grows; you cannot stop it – that fellow grows, it grows wild.”


Quote 58.

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


Quote 59.

“Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities.”


Quote 60.

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


Quote 61.

“One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by court.”


Quote 62.

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


Quote 63.

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


Quote 64.

“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.”


Quote 65.

“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.”


Quote 66.

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


Quote 67.

“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.”


Quote 68.

“Regarding marriage, it – somehow, it didn’t happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.”


Quote 69.

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


Quote 70.

“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.”


Quote 71.

“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.”


Quote 72.

“When I took over as president, I studied the Constitution, and the more I studied it, the more I realised 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.”


Quote 73.

“Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is harmony in the house; when there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation; when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.”


Quote 74.

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


Quote 75.

“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.”


Quote 76.

“Widespread use of antibiotics promotes the spread of antibiotic resistance. Smart use of antibiotics is the key to controlling its spread.”


Quote 77.

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


Quote 78.

“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.”


Quote 79.

“I wanted nothing more than to be a pilot. Fate had other plans, however.”


Quote 80.

“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.”


Quote 81.

“Over the years, I had nurtured the hope to be able to fly; to handle a machine as it rose higher and higher in the stratosphere was my dearest dream.”


Quote 82.

“Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.”


Quote 83.

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”


Quote 84.

“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?”


Quote 85.

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


Quote 86.

“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?”


Quote 87.

“What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.”


Quote 88.

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


Quote 89.

“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.”


Quote 90.

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


Quote 91.

“One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.”


Quote 92.

“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.”


Quote 93.

“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.”


Quote 94.

“I love the sea.”


Quote 95.

“go, as long as I get a hot vegetable dish, I am okay.”


Quote 96.

“The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.”


Quote 97.

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


Quote 98.

“There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.”


Quote 99.

“Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.”


Quote 100.

“I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.”


Quote 101.

“There is not enough funding for basic sciences in India. We have to invest in a big way, and I am pushing that idea.”



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