A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 3

When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I was in high school when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled India’s flag in New Delhi.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

God is everywhere.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

New markets could be created by rural potentials, which could lead to rise in the employment.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

India’s trade deficit is because of excess of import over exports.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Medical costs are of concern, both in developing and developed countries.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There is not enough funding for basic sciences in India. We have to invest in a big way, and I am pushing that idea.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is harmony in the house; when there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation; when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Wherever I go, as long as I get a hot vegetable dish, I am okay. If I am in Gujarat, I have Gujarati food. If it’s Shillong, it’s northeastern.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
A. P. J. 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?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Every nation has to follow a certain policy: Commercial, trade, various other types of policies.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Regarding marriage, it – somehow, it didn’t happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

I love the sea.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Developing nations want to become developed nations.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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