This is wonderful thought by Dr. Kalam and it appears in his poem, "Song of Youth" in the book Ignited Minds.
The poem goes like this and is written for students to work hard for the development of country. This phrase in this "Small aim is a crime" is a catchy one and applicable to any field. Wonderful thought and a life lesson.
As a young citizen of India, armed with technology,knowledge and love for my nation, I realize, small aim is a crime.I will work and sweat for a great vision, the vision of transforming Indiainto a developed nation, powered by economic strength with value system. I am one of the citizens of the billion; Only the vision will ignite the billion souls. It has entered into me ;The ignited soul compared to any resource is the most powerful resource on the earth,above the earth and under the earth. I will keep the lamp of knowledge burning to achieve the vision - Developed India If we work and sweat for the great vision with ignited minds,the transformation leading to the birth of vibrant developed India will happen. I pray the Almighty:"May the divine peace with beauty enter into our people;Happiness and good health blossom in our bodies, minds and souls".
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam