New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was a person with multifaceted talent. He was a top-line scientist, teacher as well as a philosopher. He was an orator par excellence.
Here we are compiling a few of his most popular quotes:
1. “Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
2. "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.
3. “If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.”
4. "All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”
5. "Without your involvement, you can't succeed. With your involvement, you can't fail. "
6. "You have to dream before your dreams can come true."
7. "Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around."
8. "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."
9. "Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow."
10. "Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength."
11. "Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity."
12. "Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races."
13. "For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced."
14. "We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!"
15. "No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion."
16. "India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model."
17. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”
18. "It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”
19. “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.”
20. “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.”