Inspiring quotes by iconic indians, wisdom quotes by Indians, inspiring quotes, Azim Premji quotes, If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small -Azim Premji quotes

Being an Indian- I’m proud to live in such a country where I have witnessed many iconic personalities and their words of wisdom are worth following.

I’ve compiled the best 15 Inspiring Pearls of Wisdom from the Iconic Indians, enjoy reading them.

1. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Technologies

If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.

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2. Shiv Khera, National Best-seller of book: You Can Win.

Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently.

3. Narayana Murthy, Co-founder of Infosys

Our assets walk out of the door each evening. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning.

4. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India and Scientist

Dream is not what you see in sleep, Dream is something which doesn’t let you sleep.

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5. Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman of ArcelorMittal

Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.

6. Chetan Bhagat, Author and National best seller

I see guys spending weeks, months trying to make a girl happy. I see girls waiting endlessly for their guys to call. Is that all your life if about? For your lover to validate you? Or to make relationship work? Instead why not focus on yourself – working on your goals, learning something, being more positive person and helping others. That will boost your self-esteem more than any lover ever could. Next time that guy or girl treats you badly, say thank you. Say thank you for reminding me that I need to make myself the focus on my life, not you.

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7. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.

8. Shahrukh Khan, Bollywood Superstar

If you want to become something, achieve something in life, then always listen to your heart.

9. Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder of Reliance Group

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

10. Sachin Tendulkar, Former Indian Cricket Player

Enjoy The Game, And Chase Your Dreams. Dreams do come true.

11. Swami Vivekanand

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life- Think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, And just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

12. Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.

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13. Sourav Ganguly, Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team

Achievers never try to be like someone, they always try to be someone.

14. Ratan Tata, Former Chairman of Tata Group

I don’t believe in taking decisions, I take decisions and then make them right.

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This place is left for you, add your idol’s quote in this list of Iconic Indians by commenting below.


  1. Hi Vishnu,

    I like the statement as I am proud to be an Indian. 😉

    We live in a country where many successful people are living who share their thoughts about success and life.

    I am fond of all the novels written by Chetan Bhagat. He always shares something which can relate to youth.

    The words said by Sourav Ganguly to be the one for others to follow.
    All these great people have shared their thoughts which are worthy to follow.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.:)


    • Hi Ravi,

      Yeah I’m a proud to be an Indian. And all these personalities have done something remarkable in their lives and which are worth following.

      I love all these quotes and mine favourite is of the Azim Premji- If people are not laughing at your gaols, your goals are too small, so we have to set are standards and our dreams high enough!

      Thanks for dropping your great insight and I’m glad that you liked this post Ravi, thanx 🙂

  2. This is beautiful and a very good post. I pinned about 4 of the pictures which are great. Wow! I enjoy the quotes of these successful people They are full of wisdom an insight. I did learn a lot.

    • Hey Ikechi,

      I’m so glad that you shared my post on pinterest, that means a lot to me 🙂

      Let me know what you have learned man from our Iconic Indians, and thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate it 😀

  3. Hi Vishnu,

    What an inspiring and motivating one I got here, actually I thoughts Igbo’s had the most inspiring pearls ow wisdom, hehehe Now I believe that Indian’s do have something similar. #Laughing

    Thanks for sharing..

    • Hey Larry,

      Hahaha 😀 but Indians are not less, we have witnessed so many iconic personalities who had done incredible things in their lives and I’m proud to share pearls of wisdom of some of them here.

      Thanks for your comment and I’m glad that you find this post inspiring 🙂

  4. Hi Vishnu

    This is a very inspiring post for sure. Love the quotes and it is very good to learn more about your country and the iconic Indians that you have there.

    Here is the quote that sparked my interest the most:

    Achievers never try to be like someone, they always try to be someone. Sourav Ganguly, Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team

    There is so much truth in this. Achievers go after their dreams and pursue them with a passion. Their aim is to make a name for themselves and to be someone that others would admire and emulate or follow.

    • Hey Yvonne,

      Thank you so much for your time and I’m that you find this post inspiring.

      Yeah I love quotes and I enjoy sharing with the awesome people like you. Saurav Ganguly is one of favourite cricketer and his quote is worth follwoing too.

      Yeah, we have to follow ourself not others and our main aim shouldn’t be to like someone, we were born original, so don’t die copy 😀

      Thank for dropping your great comment, I appreciate it 🙂

  5. Hi Vishnu,

    Wonderful quote post indeed 🙂

    Now I know what keeps you busy! You surely love making these images and for sure, they are all worth pinning, so your hard work pays off!

    You know how much I love quotes and all of these iconic personalities have said and done all that they followed, which lead them to success. Tough to choose just 1-2 from this list, they are all so good.

    Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    • Hey Harleena,

      Yeah I’m pretty much occupied with my development and with photoshop these days 😀

      You are right, working hard on it and I hope it will pay off me and being an Indian, it was a great way to initiate with the Iconic Indians 😀 so I decide to share their words of wisdom with you people.

      Thanks for always appreciating my work, thank you so much 🙂

  6. Hey Vishnu,
    Wonderful post!
    I loved the quotes in the post and I loved the way you presented them. I can see that a lot of work went into preparing the images and getting the quotes for them and I really appreciate that! I love quotes and I think that they allow us to reflect into ourselves and see truths and realities in a concise and quick way.

    Expanding on what Harleena suggested about pinnable images, you can use a plugin to show a Pinterest icon when you hover on the image. That makes pinning easier and encourages people to do so. I think several plugins offer this functionality including SumoMe if you are using WordPress to power your site.



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