Here are some inspirational quotes from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 1947 until 1958. Every year, November 11 is observed as National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.


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

2. “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

3. “Slavery is worst even if it bears beautiful names.”

4. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”

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

6. “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.”

7. “Education imparted by heart can bring revolution in the society.”

8. “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”

9. “Do we not realise that self respect comes with self reliance?”

10. “Teaching by tongue can be perspired but by good deed can stay stronger.”