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.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.


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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam quote Difficulties in your life do not come to

Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realise your hidden potential and power. Let difficulties know that you too are difficult.


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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam quote Difficulties in your life do not come to

Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realise your hidden potential and power. Let difficulties know that you too are difficult.


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.


You have to dream before your dreams can come true.


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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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam quote It is very easy to defeat someone but it

It is very easy to defeat someone but it is very hard to win someone.


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


India can live without nuclear weapons.

That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.


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


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


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


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


About A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Quotes 117 sayings
Nationality Indian
Profession President
Birthday October 15, 1931

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.


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


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.


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


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


One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question.

Let the students ask questions.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.


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


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


I'm not an expert on the arms race.


A teacher should have a creative mind.


No sanction can stand against ignited minds.


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.


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


Today, India is a nuclear weapons state.


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.


Developing nations want to become developed nations.


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.


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


Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us.

In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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