The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
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.
I have met 18 million youth, and each wants to be unique.
There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.
For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organizations as well as for industries.
Regarding marriage, it – somehow, it didn’t happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.
Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.
It’s when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that’s the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.
All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.
Medical costs are of concern, both in developing and developed countries.
We must get rid of fossil fuels by developing injection systems for automobiles, which can run on bio-fuel.
My hair grows and grows; you cannot stop it – that fellow grows, it grows wild.
Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms… For example, I am made up of 5.8×10 27 atoms.
My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.
An economically peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka is the dream of youth of the nation. My message for the youth is to collectively work for an inclusively developed Sri Lanka.
God is everywhere.
We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Nations consist of people. And with their effort, a nation can accomplish all it could ever want.
Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
India can live without nuclear weapons. That’s our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.
Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.
The President’s post should not be politicized. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
A teacher should have a creative mind.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.
One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village- level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.
India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.
Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
India should walk on her own shadow – we must have our own development model.
Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.
I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
New markets could be created by rural potentials, which could lead to rise in employment.
To become ‘unique,’ the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.