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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My hair grows and grows; you cannot stop it - that fellow grows, it grows wild.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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?

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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?

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

India's trade deficit is because of excess of import over exports.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Smart habitation is an integrated area of villages and a city working in harmony and where the rural and urban divide has reduced to thin line.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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?

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Rameswaram has, since antiquity, been an important pilgrimage destination.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There has to be a global mission of human progress.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Measuring nuclear yield depends on multiple parameters - the location and number of instruments, the geology of the area, the location of the seismic station in relation to the test site.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

An economically peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka is the dream of youth of the nation. My message for the youth is to collectively work for an inclusively developed Sri Lanka.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I love the sea.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Medical costs are of concern, both in developing and developed countries.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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 safety.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Developing nations want to become developed nations.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

All the scientists and technologists should work in appropriate region, specifically the rural technologies, to transform Indian rural sector.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Today, India is a nuclear weapons state.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The Bay of Bengal is hit frequently by cyclones. The months of November and May, in particular, are dangerous in this regard.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Every nation has to follow a certain policy: Commercial, trade, various other types of policies.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

No sanction can stand against ignited minds.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

God is everywhere.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I'm not an expert on the arms race.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

A teacher should have a creative mind.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Regarding marriage, it - somehow, it didn't happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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