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

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

 

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry,
creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among
students and become their role model.
- Abdul Kalam

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

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

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

In India we only read about death, sickness,
terrorism, crime.
- 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 should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

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

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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

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)

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

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

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

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back


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