Thus spake series: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s quotes of relevance to entrepreneurs



  1. Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.
  2. When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust.
  3. What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of injured.
  4. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action converts adversity into prosperity.
  5. Education gives you wings to fly. Achievement comes out of fire in our subconscious mind that ‘I will win’.
  6. We will have to find newer methods of cooperation so that core competence of even remote villages can be synergised for competitive products.
  7. When surrounded by day-to-day issues, there is a tendency to forget the good things we are bestowed with.
  8. The important aspect of creativity is: seeing the same thing as everybody else, but thinking of something different.
  9. The world today is integrally connected through four rapid connectivities. They are environment, people, economy, and ideas.


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