APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

25 Inspiring Quotes From Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabudeen Abdul Kalam) was one of the most distinguished scientist of India. Kalam, popularly known as Missile Man also served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. During his term as President, he was affectionately known as the People’s President.

He was born on 15 October 1931 to Jainulabudeen, a Tamil Muslim boat owner and Ashiamma, a housewife, at Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. Due to his family conditions, Kalam had to do assorted jobs like delivering newspaper to supplement family’s income.

He completed his graduation in Physics in 1954 and then moved on to Madras to study aerospace engineering. After graduating from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT-Chennai) in 1960, Kalam joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as a scientist.

In1969, Kalam moved to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) where he was the project director of lndia’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) which successfully deployed the Rohini satellite in near earth’s orbit.

Kalam then had a major part in developing many missiles including Agni and Prithvi under an ambitious missile development project. Dr. Kalam have been honoured with a Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, a Padma Bhushan, a Padma Vibhushan and the list goes on.

Apart from all the positions, awards and recognitions Dr. Kalam sits in the hearts of a billion Indians for his unmatched simplicity, humbleness and positivity.

Dr. Kalam passed away on 27 July 2015 but he will live for an eternity as an example of hard work, resilience and positive attitude.

With one of the most inspiring life, Dr. Abdul Kalam has left many inspiring quotes for us. Let us see 25 of the best Abdul Kalam quotes.

APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

1. Luxury and Lies have huge maintenance costs. But Truth and Simplicity are self-maintained without any cost.”

Luxury and Lies have huge maintenance costs. But Truth and Simplicity are self-maintained without any cost. (A quote by APJ Abdul Kalam)

2. “All Birds find shelter during rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above clouds

3. “A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.”

4. “Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently

Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently. (A quote from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam)

5. “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.

6. Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough”

7. “The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.

The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.

8. “I’m not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face.

9. “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy success

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

If you want to shine like a sun, 
first burn like a sun. (Quotes from APJ Abdul Kalam)

11. “Excellence happens not by accident. It is a process

12. Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit

13. “If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “First Attempt In Learning”. End is not the end, if fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies.” If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”, So let’s be positive.

If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “First Attempt In Learning”. End is not the end, if fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies.” If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”, So let’s be positive. (Quotes of APJ Abdul Kalam)

14. “Don’t read success stories, you will only get message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.”

15. “Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.

Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it. (A science quote by APJ Abdul Kalam).

16. “Two rules for a peaceful life: Depression in failure should never go to heart, and ego in success should never go to the brain

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

18. “All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents

All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

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

20. “If you salute your duty, no need to salute anybody, but if you pollute your duty, you have to salute everybody

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

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. (A quote by Dr. Abdul Kalam Sir).

22. “Your best teacher is your last mistake

23. “One best book is equal to hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a library

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

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

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to those who dream and work. (Quotes by Abdul Kalam)
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