If we are not free, no one will respect us.

- Abdul Kalam

I love the sea.

- 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

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

- 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

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

- 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

One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.

- Abdul Kalam

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.

- Abdul Kalam

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

- Abdul Kalam