More From 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?"
- "Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength."
- "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?"
More In History
- "I like to go back over history and check out what people have written and whether I agree with it or not."― Harvey Pekar
- "To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin."― Michael Beschloss
- "I’m inspired by history, different periods."― Adam Lambert