Top 350+ Most Inspiring Quotes By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam That Will Keep You Motivated

Top 350+ Most Inspiring Quotes By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam That Will Keep You Motivated Quotes Curated by Factober

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October 15, 2020

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Quotes

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is one of the most loved former Indian presidents. His full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He is known as the Missile Man of India.

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  1. A big shot is a little shot who keeps on shooting, so keep trying.
  2. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
  3. A combination of knowledge, enthusiasm and hard work of the youth is a great dynamic fire for transforming the nation.
  4. A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.
  5. A great mind and a great heart go together.
  6. A large number of scientists and engineers leave this country at their first opportunity to earn more money abroad. It is true that they definitely get greater monetary benefits, but could anything compensate for this love and respect from one’s own countrymen?
  7. A leader can only be free to lead his team if he keeps abreast of all that is happening around him—in real-time.
  8. A nation with a strong base in science and technology is a nation with a strong backbone.
  9. A productive leader must be very competent in staffing.
  10. A project leader should always work with proven technologies in most of the systems as far as possible and experiment only from multiple resources.
  11. A teacher is life lights many lamps.
  12. A third quality that I observed in Dr. Sarabhai, and which I have tried to incorporate in my own way of working, was an ability to build teams.
  13. A virtuous man alone can use the instrument of conscience.
  14. A.T.: I understand that you had a lot of difficulty in arranging relief of about 700,000 for each family? A.P.J.: I have forgotten that. There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life, all through, is marked by points of no return—that is where I stood at that time.
  15. Aano bhadrah kratavo yenthu vishwathaha.
  16. Above all things, reverence yourself.
  17. Adversities always present opportunities for Introspection.
  18. After hearing visionaries like Vikram Sarabhai and working at T.E.R.L.S. I began to understand that being self-sufficient also meant developing our own technologies and using that for the good of the nation. Our satellites provide many benefits to the ordinary people of the country—from communication to information that is utilized by soldiers, fishermen, farmers, teachers, students, and people from almost every walk of life. By making our own rockets that could go into space and put satellites into orbit or touch the surface of the moon or even reach Mars, we have become a nation that is respected for our technological capabilities. Our satellite launch vehicles and facilities bring in valuable revenue when they are used by other countries.
  19. All Birds find shelter during the rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!
  20. All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
  21. All reasonable men adapt themselves to the world. Only a few unreasonable ones persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. All progress in the world depends on these unreasonable men and their innovative and often non-conformist actions.
  22. All these rockets and missiles are His work through a small person called Kalam, in order to tell the several million mass of india, to never feel small or helpless, We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.
  23. Always be ready to walk the unexplored path.
  24. Always remember ; Good people give you happiness and bad people give you experience.
  25. An ignited mind is the most powerful resource on the earth, above the earth and under the earth.
  26. Ancient India was a knowledge society and a leader in many intellectual pursuits, particularly in the fields of mathematics, medicine and astronomy. A renaissance is imperative for us to once again become a knowledge superpower rather than simply providing cheap labour in areas of high technology.
  27. And finally, that great quality of his—to look beyond failures.
  28. Any citizen following any faith has the fundamental right to live happily. No one has the right to endanger the unity of minds, because unity of minds is the lifeline of our country, and makes our country truly unique. After all what is justice, what is democracy? Every citizen in the country has a right to live with dignity; every citizen has a right to aspire for distinction. To access the large number of opportunities, through just and fair means, in order to attain that dignity and distinction is what democracy is all about. That is what our Constitution is all about. And that is what makes life wholesome and worth living in a true and vibrant democracy, the essence of which is tolerance for people’s belief systems and lifestyles.
  29. Anyone who has taken up the responsibility to lead a team can be successful only if he is sufficiently independent, powerful and influential in his own right to become a person to reckon with.
  30. As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
  31. At first instance when they notice any change, they have to start discussions with the child about various problems and enhance their communication with the child.
  32. At this time I also started thinking about the reasons on why we should explore space and what the purpose behind building these rockets was. After all, we were still a young nation with limited resources. When it is difficult to make ends meet on earth, should we be looking at the stars and beyond and reach out so high?”
  33. Authors act as conscience keepers of the society.
  34. Away! Fond thoughts, and vex my soul no more! Work claimed my wakeful nights, my busy days Albeit brought memories of Rameswaram shore Yet haunt my dreaming gaze!”
  35. Backbenchers are independent learners. They learn every type of activity during the lectures.
  36. Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.
  37. Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
  38. Beautiful hands are those that do Work that is earnest and brave and true Moment by moment The long day through.
  39. Beautiful mind are the source of creativity.
  40. Beauty isn’t dependent on our external appearance. It radiates from within.
  41. Before God trusts you with success, you have to prove yourself humble enough to handle the big prize.
  42. Behind the parents stands the school, and behind the teacher the home.
  43. Between the conception And the creation Between the emotion And the response Falls the Shadow.
  44. Black color is sentimentally bad. But every black board makes the student’s life bright.
  45. Books were always my friends Last more than fifty years Books gave me dreams Dreams resulted in missions Books helped me confidently take up the missions Books gave me courage at the time of failures Good books were for me angels Touched my heart gently at the time Hence I ask young friends to have books as friends Books are your good friends.
  46. Bread baked without love is a bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger,”—those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around. If you are a writer who would secretly prefer to be a lawyer or a doctor, your written words will feed but half the hunger of your readers; if you are a teacher who would rather be a businessman, your instructions will meet but half the need for knowledge of your students; if you are a scientist who hates science, your performance will satisfy but half the needs of your mission.
  47. But there really is no difficulty one cannot overcome if there is determination in the heart.
  48. Came. Despite the huge challenge, it was also a project right after my heart and fired my imagination too. We moved from the design.
  49. Can we meke an education system which will retain the smiles on the faces of our children?
  50. Change is crucial. It brings new thought; new thought leads to innovative actions.
  51. Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
  52. Coming into contact with a good book and possessing it is an everlasting enrichment of life.
  53. Coming into contact with a good book and possessing it, is indeed an everlasting enrichment.
  54. Communication is a two-party affair which aims at passing on or receiving a specific piece of information.
  55. Confidence and Hard-work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you a successful person.
  56. Confidence and Hard-work is the only medicine to kill a disease called failure!”
  57. Connectivity is strength connectivity is wealth connectivity is progress.
  58. Conscience is a great ledger where our offences are booked and registered.
  59. Conscience is the divine light of the soul that burns within the chambers of our psychological heart.
  60. Convergence of our views on global trade issues under the WTO and our common resolve to combat terrorism provide a valuable base for mutual understanding.
  61. Creative minds have the ability to imagine or invent something new by combining, changing or reapplying existing ideas.
  62. Creativity and imagination of the human mind would always be superior to any computer.
  63. Creativity is related to imagination and imagination is related to innovation. Innovation itself is unique for everyone that conceives a fresh idea and converts the idea into a successful business.
  64. Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently.
  65. Creativity is the foundation of human thinking and will always be at the highest end of the value chain.
  66. Creativity is the key to success.
  67. Creativity leadership is exercising the task change the traditional role from commander to coach, from manager to mentor, from director to delegator and from one demands respect to one who facilitates self respectCreativity leadership is exercising the task change the traditional role from commander to coach, from manager to mentor, from director to delegator and from one demands respect to one who facilitates self respect.
  68. Death is not something to be afraid of, and I have never seen it that way. Yet, the sadness that it brings cannot be shrugged away.
  69. Depression lies, it tells you you’ve always felt this way. Mind poisons, it makes you what you never wanted to.
  70. Desire, when it stems from the heart and spirit, when it is pure and intense, possesses awesome electromagnetic energy. This energy is released into the ether each night, as the mind falls into the sleep state. Each morning it returns to the conscious state reinforced with the cosmic currents. That which has been imaged will surely and certainly be manifested. You can rely, young man, upon this ageless promise as surely as you can rely upon the eternally unbroken promise of sunrise… and of Spring. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
  71. Destiny had a strange plan in store for him.
  72. Difficulties are part of life. They are there to prepare you, increase you, and develop you.
  73. Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential and power, let difficulties know that you too are difficult.
  74. Difficulty doesn’t mean impossible. It simply mean you have to work hard.
  75. Dishonesty or insincerity towards your duty may end you up licking shoes. But you have a choice to do what pleases you and gives you enough pride to stand tall.
  76. Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?”
  77. Does not matter how large or small your sphere of activity is, what counts finally is the commitment that you bring to the job that has been ordained for you in this life.
  78. Does the sun really fall into the sea at the end of the day?”
  79. Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.
  80. Don’t believe in luck. Believe in hard work.
  81. Don’t pretend to be a candle, be a moth. Know the power hidden in serving. We seem to have got stuck with external forms of politics and mistaking them to be nation-building. It is the sacrifices, toil and valour that and seldom shown or seen that truly makes a nation.
  82. Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.
  83. Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.
  84. Dr Sarabhai’s leadership qualities were such that he could inspire even the junior-most person in an organization with a sense of purpose. In my opinion, there were some basic qualities that made him a great leader. Let me mention them one by one. Firstly, he was always ready to listen. In Indian institutions, what often hinders growth is the reluctance of those at the top to listen to their juniors and subordinates. There is a belief that all decisions and ideas must come in a top-to-down manner.
  85. Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.
  86. Dreaming is the first step towards achieving a goal.
  87. Dreams are not those that we see in our sleep; they should be the ones that never let us sleep.
  88. Dreams transform into thoughts. And thoughts result in action.
  89. Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfil a particular role.
  90. Each setback teaches us a new facet of life and something about our own personalities. 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 realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
  91. Education and values imported in childhood are more important than the education received in college and university.
  92. Education is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.
  93. Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model
  94. Empty pocket teaches you a million things in life, but full pocket spoils you in a million ways.
  95. Encourage all children to dream for the themselves. Unless they have dreams they will not be motivated to attain them.
  96. End is not the end, in fact, end means “effort never dies – if you get no as an answer, remember no means “next opportunity. So let’s be positive.
  97. 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.
  98. Enlightened citizenship has three components: education with value system, religion transforming into spiritual force,and creating economic prosperity through development.
  99. Enlightened leadership is all about empowerment.
  100. Even where we have taken action against terrorists through political, military and police methods, we have not been able to find the solution in full and the solutions are evading. In all our action, I believe, we have to consider injection of certain higher elements.
  101. Every mind is creative, every mind is inquisitive.
  102. Excellence happens not by accident. It is a process.
  103. Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
  104. Failure is never final to a person full of determination. Success may be the only outcome of any endeavor but determination ensures success in the long run.
  105. Failure is the first step towards the success.
  106. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
  107. Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough.
  108. Firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
  109. For all your days prepare And meet them ever alike When you are the anvil, bear – When you are the hammer, strike.
  110. For each person I lost I found a new layer of grief to cover myself with, and each time I tried to bring something of their essence into my own being – be it unconditional love, kindness and piety.
  111. For every minute you angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
  112. For great men, religion is a way of making friends ; small people make religion a fighting tool.
  113. Freedom with responsibility is the only sound basis for personal happiness.
  114. God has not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways All our life through; God has not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain.
  115. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us to tap and develop these powers.
  116. Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
  117. Great inspiration makes great scientists.
  118. Great scientific minds are shaped early by unforgettable experiences and some miracle moments.
  119. Great scientists are persevering and never deterred by difficulties.
  120. Hard work and perseverance are beautiful angles who will reside on your shoulders.
  121. Have you ever stood before a shelf of books that stretches from the floor to the ceiling, looking at the names on the spines of the books, running your hands over them, sometimes squatting down on the floor to look carefully at the books kept on the bottom shelf, and then bringing over a step ladder or stool to climb up and see the books that have been kept high up? Finding the copies of books I was searching for, or bringing down a dusty copy of a forgotten book that no one had issued in many years and taking it away with me to read was a thrilling new experience. Till today I read all kinds of books. Many authors send me their books just to hear what I will say, and I have come across so many interesting new voices in this way.
  122. He kept room for errors and instead tried to analyze how we could make them manageable, so that we ruled the project, and not our fear of failure.
  123. He who knows others is learned, but the wise one is the one who knows himself. Learning without wisdom is of no use.
  124. Here, the signature represents Dream and the autograph represents Reality. When you use yourself to your full potential, no matter whether you become a doctor or engineer, your reality is that you are happy and in peace which you always dreamt of.
  125. How did they feel so secure without anything to fall back upon? I believe they drew sustenance from within.
  126. Human being is a specific element within the whole of the manifest divine Being. So why be afraid of difficulties, sufferings and problems? When troubles come, try to understand the relevance of your sufferings. Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
  127. I am not a handsome guy, but i can give my hands to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face.
  128. I believe there is no other profession in the world that is more important to society than that of a teacher.
  129. I have already met one million youth and when they grow up what they will say about me is most important for me.
  130. I have always believed that cowards never make history, history is created by people with courage and wisdom. Courage is individual, wisdom comes with experience.
  131. I have repeatedly seen how people are poor at articulating what they want—until they see a work centre doing something they don’t want them to do.
  132. I have understood now that after feelings of disappointment subside, and one gains perspective, these experiences can change our ways of thinking, and bring us face to face with existential issues. When that happens, we need to embrace the events and analyze how we responded – did we allow them to merely roll over us like waves, or did we dive deeper into the matter and use it to gain insights into ourselves?”
  133. I knew I was putting you under immense pressure when I rejected your work the other day. I set an impossible deadline – yet you have met it with work that I can only call outstanding. As your teacher, I had to push you to your limits so that you could recognize your own true potential.
  134. I learned that once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
  135. I realized that if something is at stake, the human mind gets ignited and the working capacity gets enhanced manifold. This is one of the techniques of building talent. It is important to work hard towards your chosen path—success is more a function of effort than anything else.
  136. I realized then that if something is at stake, the human mind gets ignited and working capacity gets enhanced manifold.
  137. I reminded myself that the best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
  138. I still remember the ache in my heart as I attempted to make sense of what had happened. When a dearly held desire begins to break up, one can feel nothing but despair and emptiness as one tries to come to terms with the end of a dream. I could not bear to be indoors after seeing the result. I had to go out for air and be in the open, because all around me the walls seemed to close in. I walked around for a while till I reached the edge of a cliff. I stood there looking down at the shimmering waters of a lake and wondered what I should do next. Plans needed to be changed and priorities reassessed. I decided to go to Rishikesh for a few days and seek a new way forward.
  139. I strongly believe that teachers need to tell students about great lives and make children understand their history and heritage. It is only through this that a love for the country is born that is based on knowledge and understanding. This is how children not only know what is good and what is evil but also learn to judge for themselves the distinction between the two. They then know the best way to behave in many situations. These lessons can form the moral core around which our personalities are formed—something that no one can take away from us however old we get.
  140. I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
  141. I was excited but nervous, determined but anxious, confident but tense.
  142. I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.
  143. I will work and sweat for a great vision, the vision of transforming India into a developed nation.
  144. I would like to ask you, what would you like to be remembered for? You should write it down. It could be an important contribution, whether it is an invention, an innovation or a change that you bring about in society that the nation will remember you for.
  145. I’m not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face.
  146. 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.
  147. If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.
  148. If parents and teachers show the required dedication to shape the lives of the young, India would get a new life.
  149. If something is at stake, the human mind gets ignited and the working capacity gets enhanced manifold. This is one of the techniques of building talent. It is important to work hard towards your chosen path—success is more a function of effort than anything else.
  150. If we are not free, no one will respect us.
  151. If you can stay positive in negative situation then you win every time.
  152. If you earn your bread well, there will always be people around you to apply butter.
  153. If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “first Attempt In Learning”- End is not the end, if fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies”- If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”. So Let’s be positive.
  154. If you fail, never give up because Fail means First Attempt In Learning.
  155. If you salute your duty, you no need to salute anybody, but if you pollute your duty, you have to salute everybody.
  156. If you want to leave your footprints On the sands of time Do not drag your feet.
  157. If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.
  158. If You’r a Mechanical Engineer Don’t Feel So Proud, Because You Can Repair Everything Except Your Own Heart!
    In a society we have to build righteousness among all its constituent.
  159. In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
  160. In order to achieve excellence, a holistic roadmap with hard work and risks is required.
  161. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
  162. In whatever field we work, we have to remain in the service of the common man whose well being is central to all human knowledge and endeavour.
  163. India must achieve the real goal?that is energy independence or an economy which will function well within total freedom from oil, gas or coal imports.
  164. India’s struggle for technological self sufficiency and defensive autonomy—a story as much about politics, domestic and international, as it is about science.
  165. Indians have been both afflicted and enriched by centuries of migrations. Loyalty to different rulers has dulled our capacity for a single allegiance. Instead, we have developed an extraordinary ability to be compassionate and cruel, sensitive and callous, deep and fickle, all at the same time. To the untrained eye, we may appear colourful and picturesque; to the critical eye, we are but shoddy imitations of our various masters.
  166. ISRO created history with Mangalyan — the cheapest spacecraft to reach Earth’s neighbor — becoming the world’s only space agency to reach Mars on its first attempt.
  167. It does not matter how large or small your sphere of activity is, what counts finally is the commitment that you bring to the job that has been ordained for you in this life.
  168. It is through the process of innovation that knowledge is converted into wealth.
  169. It is very easy to defeat someone. But it is very difficult to win someone.
  170. It means, people who are in high and responsible positions if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.
  171. It was an exciting time and I enjoyed every minute of it even though I was working harder than ever before in my life.
  172. It was exciting that such new technology was being developed in our nation which had become independent only two decades back. From a country that had been left ravaged by years of colonization, we had learnt to dream big and were working on fulfilling this dream fearlessly.
  173. It’s very important for you to believe that you are the one.
  174. Joy is fleeting, whereas true happiness and calm can come to us only after intense pain, when we have confronted ourselves in the mirror of our souls and understood the self.
  175. Keep asking questions till you get satisfactory answer.
  176. Know where you are going. The great thing in the world is not knowing so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
  177. Knowledge cannot be taken away from anyone except by obsolescence.
  178. Knowledge is a tangible asset, quite often the most important tool in your work.
  179. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant, knowledge with action brings prosperity.
  180. Leaders can create a high productivity level by providing the appropriate organizational structure and job design, and by acknowledging and appreciating hard work.
  181. Learning gives creativity. Creativity leads to thinking. Thinking provides knowledge. Knowledge makes you great.
  182. Learning needs freedom to think and freedom to imagine, and both have to be facilitated by the teacher.
  183. Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason’s night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right!
  184. 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.
  185. Let not thy winged days be spent in vain. When once gone no gold can buy them back again.
  186. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
  187. Life has a way of pushing our dreams down. Don’t let first victory burry your biggest dream.
  188. Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
  189. Life throws so many distractions at you; some good and some bad. These distractions either help you stay on track or push you off track. Being single-minded helps you to stay on track and on task.
  190. 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.
  191. Love your job but don’t love your company. Because who knows when your company stops loving you.
  192. Luxury and Lies have huge maintenance costs. But Truth and Simplicity are self-maintained without any cost.
  193. Man needs lot of difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.
  194. Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.
  195. Mind is unbelievably elastic. It can expand as much as you let it, and once it opens up, there are no barriers—the belief in yourself that comes as a result is something no one can take away from you.
  196. Most of the time, communication gets confused with conversation. In fact, the two are distinctly different.
  197. Most people, they raise a family, earn a living, and then they die. Never follow them.
  198. Music is a great communication and language can never be a barrier.
  199. My government is committed towards creating such an environment so that the latent potential of our people can blossom and create a new India of our dreams.
  200. My impression of the American people can be summarized by a quotation from Benjamin Franklin, “Those things that hurt instruct!” I realised that people in this part of the world meet their problems head on. They attempt to get out of them rather than suffer them.
  201. My life now became an endless round of work with some breaks for sleep and food. Like the two days I had worked non-stop to finish my project on time while at M.I.T., I now worked almost as hard, and it was not for two days this time but for months together.
  202. My story—the story of the son of Jainulabdeen, who lived for over a hundred years on Mosque Street in Rameswaram island and died there; the story of a lad who sold newspapers to help his brother; the story of a pupil reared by Sivasubramania Iyer and Iyadurai Solomon; the story of a student taught by teachers like Pandalai; the story of an engineer spotted by MGK Menon and groomed by the legendary Prof. Sarabhai; the story of a scientist tested by failures and setbacks; the story of a leader supported by a large team of brilliant and dedicated professionals. This story will end with me, for I have no belongings in the worldly sense. I have acquired nothing, built nothing, possess nothing—no family, sons, daughters.
  203. My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
  204. My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear ”
  205. Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
  206. Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play your role better than you.
  207. Never give up. Today is hard. Tomorrow will be worst. But the day after tomorrow is sunshine.
  208. Never hate your haters, instead respect them. Because they are the ones who thinks that you are better than them.
  209. 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 the perseverance to realize the great life.
  210. No matter what is the environment around you, it is always possible to maintain brand of integrity.
  211. No one beats the person who never gives up. There is no failure except in no longer trying.
  212. No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
  213. No sanction can stand against ignited minds.
  214. Normally, when the petitions from the citizens reached the Public-1 Section, for twenty petitions to get a decision, it used to take seven days, but after the implementation of e-governance it took only five hours to clear forty petitions. I hope one can see such systems in many more state and central government offices.
  215. Not to allow problems to rule you.
  216. Nuclear deterrents on both sides have helped avert a war.
  217. Of knowing that there is a larger energy and force that can crush our ambitions and plans in the blink of an eye, and that the only way to survive is to face your troubles and rebuild your life.
  218. On behalf of the Government and people of India and on my own behalf, I would like to convey to you and to the people of Pakistan our heartfelt sympathies.
  219. Once an individual severs his emotional and physical bondage, he is on the road to freedom, happiness and peace of mind.
  220. Once thought, children become conscious keepers.
  221. Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
  222. One best book is equal to hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a library.
  223. One cannot stop at thinking and asking questions. There is need to act to solve the problems and that requires hard work and perseverance.
  224. Our righteous toil is our guiding light if we work hard we all can prosper nurture great thoughts rise up in actions may righteous methods be our guide.
  225. Past is something gone with the wind. The only thing that left is; lesson. The future is where you have to apply that lesson in order to live your life peacefully.
  226. People talk behind your back for 3 reasons ; 1) When they can’t reach your level 2) When they don’t have what you have. 3) When they try to copy your life style, but can’t.
  227. Perception of disability lies in the mind.
  228. Perhaps one day we will be able to live on the moon or on other planets, perhaps we will be able to harness energy from space and make our planet even better. There are so many challenges that seem impossible at one time, but become a reality if we study them and figure out how to tackle them.
  229. Pnce your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
  230. Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
  231. Praise publicly, but criticize privately.
  232. Problems are a part of life. Suffering is the essence of success.
  233. Prof. Sarabhai’s approach to mistakes rested on the assumption that they were inevitable but generally manageable. It was in the handling of the crises that arose as a consequence that talent could often be revealed. I later realised by experience, that the best way to prevent errors was to anticipate them.
  234. Quitting, and feel guilty about it is underestimating the opportunity. You cannot get it the same as the first.
  235. Righteousness Where there is righteousness in the heart, There is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There is an order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There is peace in the world.
  236. Schooldays, the odd jobs I did to pay my school fees, and how my decision to become a vegetarian was partly due to my financial.
  237. Science and spiritualism seek the same divine blessings for doing good for the people.
  238. Science is all about asking questions and finding the right answer through hard work and research into laws of nature.
  239. Science leads to development of technologies. Availability of technologies leads to products.
  240. See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey. When it’s work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the flower, unassuming despite all it’s qualities.
  241. Small aim is a crime ; have great aim.
  242. Some prominent aviation museums across India including the HAL Museum in Bangalore, the Indian Air Force Museum in Delhi and the Naval Aviation Museum in Goa which are storehouses of information.
  243. Sometimes we look at broken pieces in our lives. The key is what we do in our tomes of pain.
  244. Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.
  245. Stories of perseverance and extraordinary courage always inspire me. This piece in a book called Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey has remained with me ever since.
  246. Strength respects strength and not weakness. Strength means military might and economic prosperity.
  247. Success is a vehicle which moves on the wheel named hard work and fuel called self confidence.
  248. Success is possible only when we have a commitment to action.
  249. Success is when your signature changes into an autograph.
  250. Suffering is the essence of success.
  251. Teachers themselves should be lifelong learners.
  252. 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 honor for me.
  253. That a lot of what happens in our lives is predetermined and that the only way forward is to accept what has happened and to move on. Who knew, perhaps what destiny had in store would be better than what one is grieving over now.
  254. That day I learnt two lessons: a teacher who has his or her student’s progress in mind is the best possible friend, because the teacher knows how to make sure that you excel. And second, there is no such thing as an impossible deadline. I have worked on many tough assignments, some of which had the country’s top leaders watching over my work, but the assurance I gained in my capabilities at MIT thanks to Professor Srinivasan, helped me later in life too.
  255. That it does not matter how large or small your sphere of activity is, what counts finally is the commitment that you bring to the job that has been ordained for you in this life.
  256. That there is a larger energy and force that can crush our ambitions and plans in the blink of an eye, and that the only way to survive is to face your troubles and rebuild your life.
  257. The best brains of the nations may be found on the last benches of the classrooms.
  258. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
  259. The best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
  260. The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
  261. The convergence of science and technology with spirituality is touted to be the future for both science and technology, and spirituality.
  262. The country doesn’t deserve anything less than success from us. Let us aim for success.
  263. The difference between an energetic person and a confused person is the difference in the way their minds handle their experiences.
  264. The Earth is the most powerful and energetic planet.
  265. The education system has a tremendous responsibility to transform a child into a leader- the transformation from ‘ what can you do for me’ to ‘ what can I do for you.
  266. The greatest danger to our sense of unity and our sense of purpose comes from those ideologists who seek to divide the people.
  267. The hands-off approach trusts team members and recognizes their need for autonomy to carry out their roles, as they see fit.
  268. The hands-on approach takes an active interest on a very regular basis in the members’ work. The hands-off approach trusts team members and recognizes their need for autonomy to carry out their roles, as they see fit. It hinges on their self-motivation. When the leader goes too far with the hands-on approach, he is seen as an anxious and interfering type. If he goes too far hands-off, he is seen as abdicating his responsibility or not being interested.
  269. The higher the proportion of creative leaders in a nation, higher the potential of success of vision like” developed india.
  270. The ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth, above the earth and under the earth.
  271. The is progress non thinking is destruction thinking leads to action.
  272. The key to my motivation has always been to look at how far I had still to go rather than how far I had come.
  273. The lie is the only luxury man over all other animals. But repeating it, again and again, is like multiplying the same number with zero. Whereas the beauty of Truth is in its simplicity, it multiplies itself.
  274. The line between firmness and harshness, between strong leadership and bullying, between discipline and vindictiveness is very fine, but it has to be drawn. Unfortunately, the only line prominently drawn in our country today is between the ‘heroes’ and the ‘zeros’. On one side are a few hundred ‘heroes’ keeping nine hundred and fifty million people down on the other side. This situation has to be changed.
  275. The mining industry’s contribution to the GDP varies between 2.25 and 2.5 per cent.
  276. The only thing that’s stopping you is YOU. Rests are just excuses.
  277. The person who is rich in spirit can never be poor.
  278. The precious asset of a country is the skill, ingenuity and imagination of its people.
  279. The product being internationally competitive it is able to service a large market with availability in time and state of the art performance at reduced costs per unit.
  280. The real journey of the Indian aerospace programme, however, had begun with the Rohini Sounding Rocket (RSR) Programme. What is it that distinguishes a sounding rocket from a Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) and from a missile? In fact, they are three.
  281. The reality of your own nature should determine your speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become tense and high-strung, slow down.
  282. The right signal is that technology is going to boost (economic) development of our nation,”
  283. The sad truth is that the opportunity doesn’t knock twice.
  284. The school hours for children are the best time for learning, and need the best environment and mission oriented learning with value based educational system.
  285. The sovereign way to personal freedom is to help determine the forces that determine you.
  286. The sweetness we taste in a piece of sugar is neither a property of the sugar nor a property of ourselves. We are producing the experience of sweetness in the process of interacting with the sugar.
  287. The three key societal members who can make a difference are father, mother and teacher.
  288. The tree of technology management takes root only if there is the self-actualization of needs, renewal, interdependence, and natural flow. The growth patterns are characteristic of the evolution process, which means that things move in a combination of slow change and sudden transformation; each transformation causes either a leap into a new, more complex level or a devastating crash to some earlier level; dominant models reach a certain peak of success when they turn troublesome; and the rate of change always accelerates.
  289. The trouble is that we often merely analyse life instead of dealing with it. People dissect their failures for causes and effects, but seldom deal with them and gain experience to master them and thereby avoid their recurrence. This is my belief: That through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.
  290. The twenty-first century is about the management of all the knowledge and information we have generated and the value addition that we can bring to it .
  291. There are boundaries that dictate life: you can only lift so much weight; you can only learn so fast; you can only work so hard; you can only go so far!”
  292. There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them.
  293. There are more reviews available than the views.
  294. There is a divine power that looks over us, that gently lifts us from our sadness and failures and miseries. If we open our minds and let it, it will guide us to our true place. Release yourself from the bindings that limit you and let that power overtake your mind, and that’s when you will be on the road to true happiness and peace.
  295. There is no greater power in heaven or on earth than the commitment to a dream.
  296. There seems to be an attitude problem, as if we cannot shake ourselves out of a mindset of limited achievement.
  297. These changes will have a major impact on the fiscal deficit of states, apart from bringing down the costs of doing business.
  298. Think of rising higher. Let it be your only thought. Even if your object is not attained, the thought itself will have raised you.
  299. Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organization, and country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant.
  300. Thinking is the capital, enterprise is the way and hard work is the solution.
  301. Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.
  302. This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins’.
  303. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
  304. Thoughts lead to honest work, work result in actions and you will succeed.
  305. To be a successful team leader, one has to stay back after the din and clutter of a working day to emerge better-equipped and ready to face a new day.
  306. To become ‘unique,’ the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.
  307. To live only for some unknown future is superficial. It is like climbing a mountain to reach the peak without experiencing its sides. The sides of the mountain sustain life, not the peak. This is where things grow, experience is gained and technologies are mastered. The importance of the peak lies only in the fact that it defines the sides.
  308. To manage the performance of such specialists the team leader has to adopt a delicate balance between the hands-on and the hands-off approach.
  309. To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces— desire, belief, and expectation.
  310. To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
  311. Total commitment is a crucial quality for those who want to reach the very top of their profession.
  312. True quality does not come from a great building or great facilities or great advertisements. It happens when education is imparted with love by great teachers.
  313. Two rules for a peaceful life: Depression in failure should never go to heart, and ego in success should never go to the brain.
  314. Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place only strengths respects strength.
  315. Walt Disney character Pinocchio said: ‘When you wish upon a star It does not matter who you are.
  316. War is never a lasting solution for any problem.
  317. We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.
  318. We don’t just build on successes, we also build on failures.
  319. 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.
  320. We must globally warm our hearts and change the climate of our souls, and realize that we are not apart from nature.
  321. We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!”
  322. We need to create brand institutions. In the fortune 500 companies, 5 Indian companies are named while 15 are from China though we have similar kind of populations.
    We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
  323. What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the wrongs of injured…”
  324. What makes life in Indian organizations difficult is the widespread prevalence of this very contemptuous pride. It stops us from listening to our juniors, subordinates and people down the line. You cannot expect a person to deliver results if you humiliate him, nor can you expect him to be creative if you abuse him or despise him. The line between firmness and harshness, between strong leadership and bullying, between discipline and vindictiveness is very fine, but it has to be drawn.
  325. What matters in this life more than winning for ourselves, is helping others win.
  326. What was thought impossible has happened and what is thought possible has not yet happened but it certainly will happen.
  327. What you are destined to become is not revealed now but it is predetermined.
  328. What you imagine, is what will transpire. What you believe is what you will achieve.
  329. When a leader empowers the people,such leaders are created who can change the course of the nation itself.
  330. When a person looks at himself, he is likely to misjudge what he finds. He sees only his intentions. Most people have good intentions and hence conclude that whatever they are doing is good. It is difficult for an individual to objectively judge his actions, which may be, and often are, contradictory to his good intentions.
  331. When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.
  332. When our signature changes to autograph, this marks the Success.
  333. When the Almighty appoints a person to a position, He takes care of his provision. If a person takes anything beyond that, it is an illegal gain.
  334. When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
  335. When the leader goes too far with the hands-on approach, he is seen as an anxious and interfering type. If he goes too far hands-off, he is seen as abdicating his responsibility or not being interested.
  336. When the problem arises — become the captain of the problem and defeat it
  337. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
    When we obtain positions of power over others, we believe that we have reached the pinnacle of success. But it is at this time that we need to look back and be aware of the multitudes on whose hard work and sacrifices we have built our castles.
  338. 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 realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
  339. When you are wrong admit it and when you are right be quite.
  340. When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust… Withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad…”
  341. When your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.
  342. Where there is righteousness in the heart, There is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, There is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There is peace in the world.
  343. While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
  344. While moral leadership requires people to do the right things, entrepreneurial leadership requires people to acquire the habit of doing things right.
  345. 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?”
  346. Why be afraid of difficulties, sufferings and problems? When troubles come, try to understand the relevance of your sufferings. Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
  347. Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit.
  348. Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; It is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy.
  349. With determined efforts you can always succeed against established beliefs.
  350. Within the mind are all the resources required for successful living. Ideas are present in the consciousness, which when released and given scope to grow and take shape, can lead to successful events. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us to tap and develop these powers.
  351. Without your involvement you can’t succeed and with your involvement you can’t fail.
  352. Wonder why some people tend to see science as something which takes man away from God. As I look at it, the path of science can always wind through the heart. For me, science has always been the path to spiritual enrichment and self-realisation.
  353. You can’t change your future but you can change your habits and surely your habits will change your future.
  354. You cannot change your future, but, you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.
  355. You have to Dream before your Dreams can come true.
  356. You have to have a goal but you have to have strategies to achieve it as fast as possible.
  357. You must build on the resources represented by our young professionals and by our nation’s farmers. Without their involvement we cannot succeed. With their involvement we cannot fail.
  358. You see, god helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.
  359. You should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
  360. You will be remembered for creating a page in the history of the nation.
  361. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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