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Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. ...
by Abdul Kalam

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

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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.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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 wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

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

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb


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