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We have not invaded anyone.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden


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