40 Inspiring quotes from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Dr APJ Abdul Kalam) is also known as missile man of India for his remarkable contribution to ballistic missile and launch vehicle. He also served as 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. During his life he received many prestigious awards like Bharat Ratna India’s highest civilian honour from Government of India, he also received awards from other countries.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is a source of inspiration that guides youth towards a better future, he wrote multiple books during his life where he shared his views on everything he feels needs to done and how we can do it. Once he said he feels comfortable around young people so he always finds a way to interact with youth by giving a speech from time to time.

  •  I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.
  • In India we only read about death sickness terrorism crime.
  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
  • Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
  • If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.

shine like a sun

  • Sometimes we look at broken pieces in our lives. The key is what we do in our tomes of pain.
  • Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy success.
  • Life has a way of pushing our dreams down. Don’t let first victory burry your biggest dream.
  • Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

dont take rest

  • One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises quality health services and educational facilities.
  • 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.
  • No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
  • If we are not free no one will respect us.
  • Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

self respect

  • English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
  • Science is global. Einstein’s equation E=mc2 has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.
  • Climbing to the top demands strength whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
  • Dreaming is the first step towards achieving a goal.

dreaming is first step

  • Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
  • Why are we as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?
  • Most people, they raise a family, earn a living and then they die. Never follow them

never follow them

  • You should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
  • Difficulties are part of life. They are there to prepare you, increase you, and develop you.

difficulties are part of life

  • The only thing that’s stopping you is YOU. Rests are just excuses.
  • It’s very important for you to believe that you are the one.
  • The sad truth is that the opportunity doesn’t knock twice.

sad truth

  • Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently
  • The only thing that’s stopping you is YOU. Rests are just excuses.
  • Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry creativity entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.


  • Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
  • Beauty isn’t dependent on our external appearance. It radiates from within.
  • I am not handsome but I can give my hand to someone who needs help… Because beauty is required in the heart, not in face…
  • Backbenchers are independent learners. They learn every type of activity during the lectures.
  • The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.

best brain

  • In order to achieve excellence, a holistic roadmap with hard work and risks is required.
  • Excellence happens not by accident. It is a process.
  • Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.
  • To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal
  • All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

equal talent

  • If you fail, never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning”.
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