Abdul Kalam

Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A

Lived from: 1931-2015

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    Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
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    ... the best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
    Source: Wings of Fire
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    A person with belief never grovels before anyone, whining and whimpering that it's all too much, that he lacks support, that he is being treated unfairly. Instead, such a person tackes problems head on and then affirms, 'As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
    Source: Wings of Fire
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    Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
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    Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
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    Dreams are not what you see in sleep. They are the things that do not let you sleep.
    Source: Wings of Fire
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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.
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    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.
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    God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
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    Happiness, satisfaction, and success in life depend on making the right choices, the winning choices. There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them.
    Source: Wings of Fire
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    I wonder why some people tend to see science as something which takes man away from God. As I look at it, the path of science can always wind through the heart. For me, science has always been the path to spiritual enrichment and self-realisation.
    Source: Wings of Fire
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    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.
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    If we are not free, no one will respect us.
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    In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
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    It has been my personal experience that the true flavour, the real fun, the continuous excitement of work lie in the process of doing it rather than in having it over and done with.
    Source: Wings of Fire
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