Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes

“Life and time are the world’s best teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

Life and time are the world's best teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“You cannot change your future; you can change your habits. And surely your habits will change your future.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“With imaging and constant effort, all the forces of the universe work for that inspired mind leading to invention or discoveries.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I learned that once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“What you imagine, is what will transpire. What you believe is what you will achieve.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfill a particular role.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“If you fail, never give up because FAIL means First Attempt In Learning. End is not the end, it means Effort Never Dies. If you get no as an answer; remember NO means Next Opportunity.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“If you are happy in your work and if you can make someone’s life better and happy by giving, that’s the best thing any human being can do.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Confidence and Hard-work is the only medicine to kill a disease called failure.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“The best brains of a nation may be found at the last benches of the classroom.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

The best brains of a nation may be found at the last benches of the classroom. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“History has proven that those who imagine the impossible are the ones who break all the human limitations and get their names engraved in history.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Each one of us is special because we are different. Whatever Nature creates is useful. Nature does not discriminate.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Science is driven by compassion and empathy often to alleviate the pains of humanity.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Learning leads to creativity. Creativity leads to thinking. Thinking provides knowledge and knowledge makes you great.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When troubles come, try to understand the relevance of your sufferings. Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“You have to say: I will become the captain of the problem, defeat the problem and succeed.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Prizes and awards are good to receive, but they cannot be the measure of one’s success as a human being.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“The ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“In life, if you have the power to make someone smile, never refrain from taking the time to do so. Life will gloriously pay you back for the time you invest.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“You must have a dream and you must continuously acquire knowledge, work hard along with perseverance without being afraid of problems. Then you will be successful.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result into action.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“If I am authorized, I will remove the word impossible.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“You are beautifully clothed in your success. Even today I remember those words and I don’t own more than three sets of suits and five or six shirts.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“You should always remember that we don’t just build on successes, we also build on failures.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Problems are a part of life. Suffering is the essence of success.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“We should know how to handle the success and failure. Handling failure is important because any task you do, you come across problems and handling those problems can only lead to success.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“The difference between an energetic person and a confused person is the difference in the way their minds handle their experiences.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A good student could learn more from a bad teacher than a poor student from even a skilled teacher.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“What you are destined to become is not revealed now but it is predetermined.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“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.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

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. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“If you perceive yourself better than others, pride sets in. If you perceive yourself inferior to others, you lose self-esteem.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“There really is no difficulty one cannot overcome if there is determination in the heart.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Read good books as books are our companions. Coming into contact with a good book and possessing it, is indeed an everlasting enrichment of life. They guide us during our life journey.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A nation with a strong base in science and technology is a nation with a strong backbone.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Mind is unbelievably elastic. It can expand as much as you let it, and once it opens up, there are no barriers.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“You must build on the resources represented by our young professionals and by our nation’s farmers. Without their involvement we cannot succeed. With their involvement we cannot fail.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A person who is rich in spirit can never be poor.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Know where you are going. The great thing in the world is not being aware of where we stand and in what direction we are moving.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I am not handsome but I can give my hand to someone who need help. Because beauty is required in heart not in face.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A lot of what happens in our lives is predetermined and that the only way forward is to accept what has happened and to move on.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“All birds find shelter during rain. But eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

All birds find shelter during rain. But eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“True quality does not come from a great building or great facilities or great advertisements. It happens when education is imparted with love by great teachers.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“There is no greater power in heaven or on earth than the commitment to a dream.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Mistakes, easy to judge when others do it and difficult to realize when we do it.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“To remain yourself i.e unique, you have to fight a great battle and for that you need four unique things. First: you have to set a goal. Second: you need to acquire knowledge continuously. Third: Hard work with devotion and Fourth: perseverance.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I realized that if something is at stake, the human mind gets ignited and the working capacity gets enhanced manifold.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Once an individual severs his emotional and physical bondage, he is on the road to freedom, happiness and peace of mind.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When we obtain positions of power over others, we believe that we have reached the pinnacle of success. But it is at this time that we need to look back and be aware of the multitudes on whose hard work and sacrifices we have built our castles.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I reminded myself that the best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

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


“Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Within the mind are all the resources required for successful living. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us to tap and develop these powers.” – APJ 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.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Wonder why some people tend to see science as something which takes man away from God. As I look at it, science has always been the path to spiritual enrichment and self-realization.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Difficult missions will bring difficult challenges which may sometimes produce temporary setbacks. The test of a human being is in accepting the failure and going on trying until he or she succeeds. Managing failure is the essence of leadership.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Knowledge cannot be taken away from anyone except by obsolescence.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When we are unable to live up to the high standards and expectations of those we value the most; or get involved in matters that impact the lives of millions; or when it is a matter of life and death—these are the times when our sense of self and our ego witness deep changes.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Joy is fleeting, whereas true happiness and calm can come to us only after intense pain.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces— desire, belief, and expectation.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“Praise publicly, but criticize privately.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Accept your destiny and go ahead with your life. You are not destined to become an air force pilot. What you are destined to become is not revealed now but it is predetermined. Forget this failure, as it was essential to lead you to your destined path. Search, instead, for the true purpose of your existence. Surrender yourself to the wish of God.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Science is a beautiful gift to humanity. We should not distort it.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A leader should give the credit of the success to the team members. But when failure comes, leaders should absorb the failures and protect the team members.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“War is never a lasting solution for any problem.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Before God trusts you with success, you have to prove yourself humble enough to handle the big prize.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A nation’s economic development is powered by competitiveness. Competitiveness is powered by knowledge. Knowledge is powered by technology. Technology is powered by innovation and innovation is born out of creativity.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Where there is righteousness in the heart, There is beauty in the character.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I have always believed that cowards never make history, history is created by people with courage and wisdom. Courage is individual, wisdom comes with experience.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Behind every successful venture and every inspiring career you will find an unflinching aim that was set early in life. Having an aim in life gives purpose to every action and orientation to every result.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“For me being a teacher is the greatest profession and if the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Every youth wants to be unique but the world around them is doing it’s best to make them like everybody else. So the question is, whether you want to be you or like everybody else?” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Every action of the leader should be transparent. He should remain in continuous touch with his team and support them.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“I know you have to go away to grow. Does the seagull not fly across the sun, alone and without a nest? You must forego your longing for the land of your memories to move into the dwelling place of your greater desires.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“One best book is equal to a hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a library.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

One best book is equal to a hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a library. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Even if a task seems impossible, if you grit your teeth and set your mind to completing it by shutting out the entire world, you are sure to achieve what you set out to do.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“To live only for some unknown future is superficial. It is like climbing a mountain to reach the peak without experiencing its sides. The sides of the mountain sustain life, not the peak.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Hard work and piety, study and learning, compassion and forgiveness—these have been the cornerstones of my life.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“A creative mind has the ability to imagine or invent something new by combining, changing or reapplying existing ideas.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Let not my winged days, be spent in vain. When once gone, no gold can buy them back.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“The purpose of education is to make human beings capable with skills and expertise but teachers can make enlightened human beings.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“While there are areas that I cannot influence, I can certainly do my work to the best and to the most of my abilities, as finally that is all that remains in one’s hands.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; It is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When politics degrades itself to political adventurism the nation would be on the calamitous road to inevitable disaster and ruination.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

Don't read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success. - APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes


“There are two types of people in the world: the young and the experienced.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Success is when your signature transforms into autograph.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“When you remove “I” and “me” from the mind, you will eliminate ego; if you get rid of the ego, hatred will vanish; if the hatred goes, the violence in thinking and action will disappear; if violence in our mind is taken away, peace springs in human minds.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Dreams are not those what you see while sleeping. Dreams are those which don’t let you sleep.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Without your involvement you can never succeed but with your involvement you can never fail.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“We need to realize that we are as young as our faith and as old as our doubts. We are also as young as our self-confidence and as old as our fears. We are as young as our hopes and as old as our despairs. We will develop faith, self-confidence and hope.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“The key to my motivation has always been to look at how far I had still to go rather than how far I had come.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“There are more reviews available than the views.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Bread baked without love is bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger, those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, and hard work is the solution.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

“There is a divine power that looks over us, that gently lifts us from our sadness and failures and miseries. If we open our minds and let it, it will guide us to our true place. Release yourself from the bindings that limit you and let that power overtake your mind, and that’s when you will be on the road to true happiness and peace.” – APJ Abdul Kalam


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