70+ APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes To Inspire Your Life

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70+ APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes To Inspire Your Life

APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes | A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, whose full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, was born on October 15, 1931, in Rameswaram.

He was an Indian scientist and politician who played a leading role in developing India’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. He was president of India from 2002 to 2007.

He received a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology. In 1958, he joined the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

1969 he moved to the Indian Space Research Organisation, where he was project director of the SLV-III. This first satellite launch vehicle was both designed and produced in India.

He was a very simple and genuine person. He was known for his simplicity. Below is an example of his simplicity where he was requested to sit on the “special guest” chair, but he refused to sit, and later, he sat on a simple chair.

On July 27, 2015, he collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. He has pronounced dead from cardiac arrest soon afterward.

Let’s read few facts about APJ Abdul Kalam

  • When Dr. Kalam was 10, he distributed newspapers in his home.
  • He received honorary doctorates from 48 universities and institutions from India and abroad.
  • He was the man behind the development and operationalization of Agni and Prithvi missiles, which is why he is called the ‘missile man.’

abdul kalam quotes


“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”

– Abdul Kalam


“If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.”

– Abdul Kalam


“I have met 18 million youth, and each wants to be unique.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”

– Abdul Kalam


“If you want to shine like a sun, First burn like a sun.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“Success is when your signature turns into your autograph.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.”

– Abdul Kalam


“What is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.”

– Abdul Kalam


“There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.”

– Abdul Kalam


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“Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.”

– Abdul Kalam


“The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.”

– Abdul Kalam


“I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.”

– Abdul Kalam


“No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“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?”

– Abdul Kalam


“My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.”

– Abdul Kalam


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“God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“Over the years, I had nurtured the hope to be able to fly; to handle a machine as it rose higher and higher in the stratosphere was my dearest dream.”

– Abdul Kalam


“We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Medical costs are of concern, both in developing and developed countries.”

– Abdul Kalam


“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.”

– Abdul Kalam


“India should walk on her own shadow – we must have our own development model.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Nations consist of people. And with their effort, a nation can accomplish all it could ever want.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Wherever I go, as long as I get a hot vegetable dish, I am okay. If I am in Gujarat, I have Gujarati food. If it’s Shillong, it’s northeastern.”

– Abdul Kalam


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“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.”

– Abdul Kalam


“If we are not free, no one will respect us.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.”

– Abdul Kalam


apj abdul kalam quotes on knowledge


“If we are not free, no one will respect us.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.”

– Abdul Kalam


“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”

– Abdul Kalam


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

– Abdul Kalam


“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.”

– Abdul Kalam


“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.”

– Abdul Kalam


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