Facts about Abdul Kalam

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Abdul Kalam is a famous Statesman from India, he/she is 86 years old and still alive, born October 15, 1931.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Abdul, under the main topics: Dreams, Faith.

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Famous quotes by Abdul Kalam (31)


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"Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness"
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"You have to dream before your dreams can come true"
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"Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength"
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"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?"
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"Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success"
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"God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers"
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"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"
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"Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?"
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"No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion"
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"Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career"
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"I was willing to accept what I couldn't change"
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"Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended"
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"God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers"
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"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?"
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"We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!"
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"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal"
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"In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime"
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"If we are not free, no one will respect us"
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"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"
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"We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us"
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"Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow"
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"As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me"
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"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"
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"It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer"
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"Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended"
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"Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around"
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"My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias"
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"Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person"


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