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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not fair to ask of others
what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

I am ready and willing to seize the opportunities life offers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in yourself.
Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the
same with staying healthy or eating healthy.
There's some discipline involved.
There's some sacrifices.
- Mike Ditka

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
- Paul Harvey

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

For all of those willing to help me start a family,
I am flattered.
I will let you know when I need your help.
- Paula Abdul

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments,
and is yet willing to learn more.
- Ed Parker

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances,
but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
- Hattie McDaniel

I really believe deep in my soul that we're going to
have to step up and face these challenges and be tough
and pull together and unify and be creative and be willing to sacrifice.
- Zach Wamp

There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust
their future and that man's name is George Bush.
- Zell Miller

Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent,
somebody else will.
- Ron Blomberg

Skating everywhere is unpredictable,
no amount of money or facilities is going to create a skating star.
You have to have a skater who is dedicated,
passionate, and willing to learn.
- Robin Cousins

People nearly always believe, and are willing to back
it up with weapons and cruelty,
that their religion and way of life is better than the other person's.
- Caroline B. Cooney

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is
willing to be what he is.
- Desiderius Erasmus


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