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Climbing to the top demands strength,
by Abdul Kalam

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

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
- Abdul Kalam

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
- Abdul Kalam

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
- Abdul Kalam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

Skiing is the pleasurable part of alpinism -
way more pleasurable and fun than alpine climbing.
- Michael Kennedy

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
- A. C. Benson

But each time I seemed to be climbing into a roller
coaster and finding myself coming through the downhill
run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know.
- Enzo Ferrari

By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls.
But you don't leave a hit show, especially when you
have a five-year contract.
- Chris Noth

Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in
the back while climbing a ladder.
- William Faulkner

I think climbing is less a sport and more a hobby,
and as such, I think everybody's a beginning climber.
- Alex Lowe

It's the journey toward doing these harder climbs that
really gives value to the whole activity of climbing.
- Alex Lowe

Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.
- Frances Perkins

Housework is a breeze.
Cooking is a pleasant diversion.
Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.
But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
- Fawn M. Brodie

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;
leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
- Stephen Covey

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube;
there are some things one would rather have done than do.
- Edward Abbey

I am still feeling my calf strain, so I have been unable to train this week.
I will again have to sit out the weekend action,
but the lads are climbing ever higher to safety.
- David Ginola

I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance,
but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
- Xun Zi

A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower;
the view halfway up is better than the view from the base,
and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.
- William Lyon Phelps

Climbing is unadulterated hard labor.
The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going
where no man has been before and where few can follow.
- Annie Smith Peck

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the
pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
- Alex Lowe

I say we are climbing out of a ditch and we are climbing up.
- Tim Kaine

Climbing is what I do.
- Anatoli Boukreev

One way to get high blood pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills.
- Earl Wilson

I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.
- Sextus Propertius

If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it,
it would have been permitted.
- Franz Kafka

Give me the comma of imperfect striving,
thus to find zest in the immediate living.
Ever the reaching but never the gaining,
ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.
- Winston Graham

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming,
a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep
path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at
a bend in the road ahead,
a place where you can expect to sit for a moment,
catching your breath.
- Lewis Thomas

If you're climbing the ladder of life,
you go rung by rung, one step at a time.
Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time.
Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until
you step back and see how high you've really gone.
- Donny Osmond

What I mean by photographing as a participant rather
than observer is that I'm not only involved directly
with some of the activities that I photograph,
such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I
have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world.
- Galen Rowell

Mountains were once my big adventure but is is over since a long time;
I still dream from the wonderful days sometimes,
read also a few pages from a mountain book.
But the thought of doing again active mountain climbing has faded.
- Fritz Zwicky

Especially with the signing of riders with climbing
abilities and the new arrival of Tyler Hamilton,
who has the strength and ability to become a great
leader for the big tours.
All in all, I feel this is a very complete team.
- Laurent Jalabert

The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this;
What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be,
it is no use.
There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
- George Leigh Mallory

I raced supremely well.
I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been,
and as perhaps I might ever be.
I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.
- Roger Bannister

This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next,
and I'm rather enjoying it.
Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt,
but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom.
- Sam Mendes

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the
unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you,
or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
- Ella Maillart

By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation
Delaware State students took and continue to take from
their education and their experiences is just as great,
if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools.
- Michael N. Castle

In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it,
where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent,
the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is
a prescription for disaster.
- Joe Biden

My life is very exciting now.
Nostalgia for what? It's like climbing a staircase.
I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps.
That's where I was.
We're here right now.
Tomorrow, we'll be someplace else.
So why nostalgia?
- Jeanne Moreau

We are taught to consume.
And that's what we do.
But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume,
that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction,
then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's
hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
- River Phoenix

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow
on top of a mountain in late May or June.
There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
- Andy Goldsworthy


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