Dr. Vikram Sarabhai quotes

Last updated: July 15th, 2020


The development of the nation is intimately linked with understanding and application of science and technology by its people.

“He who can listen to music in the midst of noise can achieve great things.”

One wants permissive individuals who do not have a compelling need to reassure themselves that they are leaders.

 He who can listen to music in the midst of noise can achieve great things. 

“Failure is not about succeeding. Rather it is about not putting your best effort and not contributing, however modestly, to the common good.”

“I also believe that a person who doesn’t have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.”

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai quotes about life

“When you stand above the crowd, you must be ready to have stones thrown at you.”

“Choosing to lead one kind of life means putting aside the desire to pursue other options.”

“One wants permissive individuals who do not have a compelling need to reassure themselves that they are leaders.”

But we are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of nations, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society.

We look down on our scientists if they engage in outside consultation. We implicitly promote the ivory tower.

 ….my friend Vikram Sarabhai who often said to me: When you stand above the crowd, you must be ready to have stones thrown at you. 

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai quotes for success

“….choosing to lead one kind of life means putting aside the desire to pursue other options. 

 One wants permissive individuals who do not have a compelling need to reassure themselves that they are leaders.”

..with adequate support, the confrontation at the right time pays off.”

 …failure is not about not succeeding. Rather it is about not putting in your best effort and not contributing, however modestly, to the common good. 

 The cooperative structure never encourages huge bureaucratic systems, for it knows that mammoth bureaucracies cannot be sensitive to the needs of people.”

 I have often claimed that I have had but one good idea in my life: that true development is the development of women and men. 

7 Amazing Inspirational Vikram Sarabhai Quotes For Motivation

 Our belief at Anand has always been: let the people’s energies be unleashed. 

 Our bureaucracy today is too bloated and therefore it is burdensome. 

 What, therefore, is a government at its best? It is a government that “governs” least and instead finds ways to mobilize the energies of our people. 

“Failure is not about succeeding. Rather it is about not puttting your best effort and not contributing, however modestly, to the common good.”

“I also believe that a person who doesn’t have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.”

“When you stand above the crowd, you must be ready to have stones thrown at you.”

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai quotes on work

“Choosing to lead one kind of life means putting aside the desire to pursue other options.”

“I have often claimed that I have had one good idea in my life: that true development is the development of women and men.”

 Basic social and economic change needs to brought about gradually and the more carefully and thoughtfully it is effected, the more permanent it will be.

He who can listen to the music in the midst of noise can achieve great things.

One wants permissive individuals who do not have a compelling need to reassure themselves that they are leaders.

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