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English is necessary as at present original works ...
by 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

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

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

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which
occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

In 1628 came the first English attack on Canada.
- Harry Johnston

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically -
while simulating a triumphant march forward -
than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?
- Alexander Herzen

It's important to me to work in my own language now and then.
I love English, but you can never learn to master a
foreign language if you're not brought up with it.
- Max von Sydow

Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds,
and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted
firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life.
- Klaus Fuchs

For me, even just being English was a whole sort of
experience in as much as I'm Australian.
- Radha Mitchell

The English are polite by telling lies.
The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
- Malcolm Bradbury

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity;
so have some little frocks; but they are both not the
kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not
consider a picture as a picture,
apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
- James Whistler

The English contribution to world cuisine -
the chip.
- John Cleese

Realistically, English is a universal language;
it's the number one language for music and for communicating
with the rest of the world.
- Enrique Iglesias

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others,
and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately
produce the general population of America.
- Ezra Stiles

I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
- Jack Prelutsky

I love to laugh, it's my main thing.
I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg

They said I couldn't play anything but an English boy.
I knew I could.
So I went to New York.
- Roddy McDowall

For over ten years I always had, but I don't speak English.
- Zhang Yimou

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that,
everyone chortles.
- Garrison Keillor

I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away,
the English version of a Japanese film.
- David Ogden Stiers

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
- Alexander Woollcott

And of course we are familiar with the English common
law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use
a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
- Patricia Ireland

Everything has changed.
When I was at school and was told I had better learn English,
I said: What for? The English are a hell of a long way away!
- Juan Manuel Fangio

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
- Anthony Trollope

I never had to learn English, French and German because
I was brought up as all three languages.
I had a private French teacher before I even went to school.
That helped a lot.
- Karl Lagerfeld

We were very kindly received by the English merchants
to whom my companion had letters,
and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest,
it sometimes seems, try to.
- Bill Bryson

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem
European countries face where second and third generation
immigrants still do not consider themselves French,
German, or English.
- Bobby Jindal

I was a terrible English student.
- Leon Uris

I had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros


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