A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Quotes

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam /?æbd?l k??l??m/; (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned statesman, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian space programme and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

A. P. J. 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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

A. P. J. 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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


The world has today 546 nuclear plants generating electricity. Their experience is being continuously researched, and feedback should be provided to all. Nuclear scientists have to interact with the people of the nation, and academic institutions continuously update nuclear power generation technology and safety.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.

A. P. J. 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.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam