20 Mesmerising & Memorable Quotes By Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

India has lost a gem, a priceless gem, that inspired a billion, and worked from the country in a way only a few people can. Here are 20 memorable quotes by Dr. Kalam, sharing in his memory.

#1. 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.

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#2. 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.

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#3. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

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#4. Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough.

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#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.

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#6. All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.

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#7. Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in an interactive session with the under-priviliged students of a school in Noida. Photo by-Parveen Negi

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#8. If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.  

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#9. It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.

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

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

DEL10:NUCLEAR-INDIA-WEAPONS:NEW DELHI,17MAY98 - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (R), head of the Defense Research and Development Organization, gestures while R. Chidambaram, chairman of Department of Atomic Energy, looks on during a news conference in New Delhi May 17. The scientists said the nation's five nuclear tests have provided data showing India's nuclear capability. India conducted five suprise nuclear tests last week, drawing sharp criticism from around the world.   kk/Photo by Kamal Kishore      REUTERS

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#12. Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.

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#13. Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail.

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#14.  Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

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

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

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

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#18. Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.

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#19. This is my belief: that 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.

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#20. 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.

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Srushti Govilkar

Srushti Govilkar is a Features Editor at Youth Connect. She is a passionate writer, and a very strong feminist. She is a student of English Literature, a voracious reader, a painter and loves to make people laugh. Her latest muse is mythology which she often reads in a critical manner and frequently raises questions about them. She is a movie junkie and tries to watch as many movies as she can.

 
 

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