Quotes by Abdul Kalam

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
– 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.
– Abdul Kalam
Humanity will require mega-missions for harnessing solar energy, drinking water from seawater through the desalination process and bringing minerals from other planets. In such a situation, the present reasons for conflict will become insignificant and unwarranted.
– Abdul Kalam
I have this big library at home and my favourite poets are Milton, Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore. I write poetry too.
– Abdul Kalam
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
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
– Abdul Kalam
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
– 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.
– Abdul Kalam
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
– Abdul Kalam
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
My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
– Abdul Kalam
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
– 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?
– 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.
– 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.
– 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!
– 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.
– 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?
– Abdul Kalam
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
– Abdul Kalam
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
– Abdul Kalam