Abdul Kalam Quotes

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Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Dream, Dream Dream Dreams transform into thoughts And thoughts result in action.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
- 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. "Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam of feel LIFE
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!!!
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when u don't sleep before fulfilling them.
A.P.J. 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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India)
suffering is the essence of success!!!
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Indomitable Spirit)
Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn't let you sleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India)
Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond..)
Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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''.
A.P.J. 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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough
A.P.J. 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....
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension
A.P.J. 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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Let not thy winged days be spent in vain. Whenonce gone no gold can buy them back again.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
why be afraid of difficulties, sufferings and problems? When troubles come, try to understand the relevance of your sufferings. Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
If you want to leave your footprints On the sands of time Do not drag your feet.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces— desire, belief, and expectation.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Behind the parents stands the school, and behind the teacher the home.
A.P.J. 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. This is where things grow, experience is gained and technologies are mastered. The importance of the peak lies only in the fact that it defines the sides.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire: An Autobiography)
The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us to tap and develop these powers.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Let not thy winged days be spent in vain. When once gone no gold can buy them back again.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
A big shot is a little shot who keeps on shooting, so keep trying.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
God has not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways All our life through; God has not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
He who knows others is learned, but the wise one is the one who knows himself. Learning without wisdom is of no use.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
dream is not what you see when you sleep at night,but dream is something which does not let you sleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Desire, when it stems from the heart and spirit, when it is pure and intense, possesses awesome electromagnetic energy. This energy is released into the ether each night, as the mind falls into the sleep state. Each morning it returns to the conscious state reinforced with the cosmic currents. That which has been imaged will surely and certainly be manifested. You can rely, young man, upon this ageless promise as surely as you can rely upon the eternally unbroken promise of sunrise... and of Spring.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
You have to Dream before your Dreams can come true
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Inspiring Thoughts)
when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
What makes life in Indian organizations difficult is the widespread prevalence of this very contemptuous pride. It stops us from listening to our juniors, subordinates and people down the line. You cannot expect a person to deliver results if you humiliate him, nor can you expect him to be creative if you abuse him or despise him. The line between firmness and harshness, between strong leadership and bullying, between discipline and vindictiveness is very fine, but it has to be drawn.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
You cannot change your FUTURE, you can change your HABITS. And surely your HABITS will change your FUTURE
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
For all your days prepare And meet them ever alike When you are the anvil, bear - When you are the hammer, strike.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
There are more reviews available than the views.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
What you are destined to become is not revealed now but it is predetermined.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey. When it's work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the flower, unassuming despite all it's qualities.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
the best way to win was to not need to win. The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
There are boundaries that dictate life: you can only lift so much weight; you can only learn so fast; you can only work so hard; you can only go so far!
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
I have repeatedly seen how people are poor at articulating what they want—until they see a work centre doing something they don't want them to do.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
The country doesn't deserve anything less than success from us. Let us aim for success".
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
If You'r a Mechanical Engineer Don't Feel So Proud, Because You Can Repair Everything Except Your Own Heart"!!!
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Within the mind are all the resources required for successful living. Ideas are present in the consciousness, which when released and given scope to grow and take shape, can lead to successful events.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
My impression of the American people can be summarized by a quotation from Benjamin Franklin, "Those things that hurt instruct!" I realised that people in this part of the world meet their problems head on. They attempt to get out of them rather than suffer them.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
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
came. Despite the huge challenge, it was also a project right after my heart and fired my imagination too. We moved from the design
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
The ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth, above the earth and under the earth
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Turning Points)
The real journey of the Indian aerospace programme, however, had begun with the Rohini Sounding Rocket (RSR) Programme. What is it that distinguishes a sounding rocket from a Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) and from a missile? In fact, they are three
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Dream is not what you see in sleep; is the thing which doesn't let you sleep
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Inspiring Thoughts)
If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
A large number of scientists and engineers leave this country at their first opportunity to earn more money abroad. It is true that they definitely get greater monetary benefits, but could anything compensate for this love and respect from one's own countrymen?
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
According to Abdul Kalam Azad, ‘It is one of the greatest frauds on the people to suggest that religious affinity can unite areas which are geographically, economically, linguistically and culturally different.
Taslima Nasrin (Lajja)
My story—the story of the son of Jainulabdeen, who lived for over a hundred years on Mosque Street in Rameswaram island and died there; the story of a lad who sold newspapers to help his brother; the story of a pupil reared by Sivasubramania Iyer and Iyadurai Solomon; the story of a student taught by teachers like Pandalai; the story of an engineer spotted by MGK Menon and groomed by the legendary Prof. Sarabhai; the story of a scientist tested by failures and setbacks; the story of a leader supported by a large team of brilliant and dedicated professionals. This story will end with me, for I have no belongings in the worldly sense. I have acquired nothing, built nothing, possess nothing—no family, sons, daughters.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
There seems to be an attitude problem, as if we cannot shake ourselves out of a mindset of limited achievement.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds)
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking leads to knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
I realized then that if something is at stake, the human mind gets ignited and working capacity gets enhanced manifold.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds)
Total commitment is a crucial quality for those who want to reach the very top of their profession.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Not everyone can decode a dream! Dreamers are those abled minds that can read the intent of the dream in terms of energy, frequency & vibration...!
Vishwanath S J
all reasonable men adapt themselves to the world. Only a few unreasonable ones persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. All progress in the world depends on these unreasonable men and their innovative and often non-conformist actions.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
The sweetness we taste in a piece of sugar is neither a property of the sugar nor a property of ourselves. We are producing the experience of sweetness in the process of interacting with the sugar.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again".
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Beautiful hands are those that do Work in earnest and brave and true Moment to Moment All day through
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Great scientific minds are shaped early by unforgettable experiences . . . and some miracle moments.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Better Future)
Great scientists are persevering and never deterred by difficulties
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Better Future)
Walt Disney character Pinocchio said: ‘When you wish upon a star It does not matter who you are
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Better Future)
Knowledge is a tangible asset, quite often the most important tool in your work.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
there is no greater power in heaven or on earth than the commitment to a dream.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds)
I learned that once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Know where you are going. The great thing in the world is not knowing so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
praise publicly, but criticize privately.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
One best book is equal to hundred good friends but one good friend is equal to a library
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
For each person I lost I found a new layer of grief to cover myself with, and each time I tried to bring something of their essence into my own being - be it unconditional love, kindness and piety.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Never be afraid of the hell , because one who lives in hell knows the best ways to face the difficulties...!!
Deepak Singh Panghal
we don't just build on successes, we also build on failures.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Does the sun really fall into the sea at the end of the day?
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Life: An Illustrated Biography)
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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Turning Points)
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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
What you imagine, is what will transpire. What you believe is what you will achieve,
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Leaders can create a high productivity level by providing the appropriate organizational structure and job design, and by acknowledging and appreciating hard work.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
He ( Former Indian Prez, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam) let them touch his hand and in return, touched their lives.
Andy Paula
that there is a larger energy and force that can crush our ambitions and plans in the blink of an eye, and that the only way to survive is to face your troubles and rebuild your life.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
Indians have been both afflicted and enriched by centuries of migrations. Loyalty to different rulers has dulled our capacity for a single allegiance. Instead, we have developed an extraordinary ability to be compassionate and cruel, sensitive and callous, deep and fickle, all at the same time. To the untrained eye, we may appear colourful and picturesque; to the critical eye, we are but shoddy imitations of our various masters.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
wonder why some people tend to see science as something which takes man away from God. As I look at it, the path of science can always wind through the heart. For me, science has always been the path to spiritual enrichment and self-realisation.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments . . . . My Father, let my country awake. —Rabindranath Tagore
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds)
A dream is not what you see when you sleep. It is what keeps you from falling asleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
The reality of your own nature should determine your speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become tense and high-strung, slow down.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Beautiful hands are those that do Work that is earnest and brave and true Moment by moment The long day through.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
I was excited but nervous, determined but anxious, confident but tense.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
One best book is equal to hundred good friends but one good friend is equal to a library.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; It is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy. —
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
Most of the time, communication gets confused with conversation. In fact, the two are distinctly different.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended,
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
The mining industry’s contribution to the GDP varies between 2.25 and 2.5 per cent.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow's India)
Above all things, reverence yourself.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds)
Dream is not what you see when you sleep; dream is something that doesn't make you sleep
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
schooldays, the odd jobs I did to pay my school fees, and how my decision to become a vegetarian was partly due to my financial
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
How did they feel so secure without anything to fall back upon? I believe they drew sustenance from within.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Great inspiration makes great scientists.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Better Future)
freedom with responsibility is the only sound basis for personal happiness.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Knowledge cannot be taken away from anyone except by obsolescence.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
A leader can only be free to lead his team if he keeps abreast of all that is happening around him—in real time.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
To be a successful team leader, one has to stay back after the din and clutter of a working day to emerge better-equipped and ready to face a new day.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
you have to have a goal but you have to have strategies to achieve it as fast as possible.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
India's struggle for technological self sufficiency and defensive autonomy—a story as much about politics, domestic and international, as it is about science.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason's night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right! Lewis Carroll
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfil a particular role.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Before God trusts you with success, you have to prove yourself humble enough to handle the big prize.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
goal-setting, positive thinking, visualizing, and believing.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
a productive leader must be very competent in staffing.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness,
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason's night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right!
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
Anyone who has taken up the responsibility to lead a team can be successful only if he is sufficiently independent, powerful and influential in his own right to become a person to reckon with.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Bread baked without love is a 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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
I knew I was putting you under immense pressure when I rejected your work the other day. I set an impossible deadline - yet you have met it with work that I can only call outstanding. As your teacher, I had to push you to your limits so that you could recognize your own true potential.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
When a person looks at himself, he is likely to misjudge what he finds. He sees only his intentions. Most people have good intentions and hence conclude that whatever they are doing is good. It is difficult for an individual to objectively judge his actions, which may be, and often are, contradictory to his good intentions.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Confidence and Hard-work is the only medicine to kill a disease called failure!
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
but there really is no difficulty one cannot overcome if there is determination in the heart.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
love poured to the child…struggle…more struggle…bitter tears… then sweet tears…and finally a life as beautiful and fulfilling as seeing the birth of the full moon.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
action.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (The Righteous Life: The Very Best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)
The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance, between the two remains the son of man to struggle. —Rumi
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (The Guiding Light: A Selection of Quotations From My Favourite Books)
To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces— desire, belief, and expectation." Iyadurai
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Where there is righteousness in the heart, There is beauty in the character.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Governance for Growth in India)
Aano bhadrah kratavo yenthu vishwathaha.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
The greatest danger to our sense of unity and our sense of purpose comes from those ideologists who seek to divide the people.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
Strength respects strength and not weakness. Strength means military might and economic prosperity.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds)
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (The Wonderful World of Books (Rupa Quick Reads))
Coming into contact with a good book and possessing it, is indeed an everlasting enrichment.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Learning How to Fly: Life Lessons for the Youth)
the person who is rich in spirit can never be poor.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Life: An Illustrated Biography)
Let not thy winged days be spent in vain. When once gone, no gold can buy them back.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Life: An Illustrated Biography)
To manage the performance of such specialists the team leader has to adopt a delicate balance between the hands-on and the hands-off approach.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
The hands-off approach trusts team members and recognizes their need for autonomy to carry out their roles, as they see fit.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
The best performances are accomplished when you are relaxed and free of doubt.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
The sovereign way to personal freedom is to help determine the forces that determine you.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
communication is a two-party affair which aims at passing on or receiving a specific piece of information.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
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
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
The difference between an energetic person and a confused person is the difference in the way their minds handle their experiences.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Destiny had a strange plan in store for him.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Better Future)
Adversities always presents opportunities for Introspection.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire: An Autobiography)
It was realized that technology is the highest wealth generator in the shortest possible period if it is deployed in the right direction
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium)
      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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (The Righteous Life: The Very Best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)
Ulluvathellam uyarvullal matratu Tallinum tellamai nirttut (Think of rising higher. Let it be your only thought. Even if your object be not attained, the thought itself will have raised you.)
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
Difficulty cannot be handled by being scared of how high the peak is. It can be tackled by drawing a path to the peak, and when you toil in the process of scaling that height, you learn and grow.
Srijan Pal Singh (What Can I Give?: Life Lessons from My Teacher, A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM)
When the leader goes too far with the hands-on approach, he is seen as an anxious and interfering type. If he goes too far hands-off, he is seen as abdicating his responsibility or not being interested.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
that 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. Who knew, perhaps what destiny had in store would be better than what one is grieving over now.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Life: An Illustrated Biography)
The line between firmness and harshness, between strong leadership and bullying, between discipline and vindictiveness is very fine, but it has to be drawn. Unfortunately, the only line prominently drawn in our country today is between the 'heroes' and the 'zeros'. On one side are a few hundred 'heroes' keeping nine hundred and fifty million people down on the other side. This situation has to be changed.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Desire, when it stems from the heart and spirit, when it is pure and intense, possesses awesome electromagnetic energy. This energy is released into the ether each night, as the mind falls into the sleep state. Each morning it returns to the conscious state reinforced with the cosmic currents. That which has been imaged will surely and certainly be manifested. You can rely, young man, upon this ageless promise as surely as you can rely upon the eternally unbroken promise of sunrise... and of Spring. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear—How
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Ancient India was a knowledge society and a leader in many intellectual pursuits, particularly in the fields of mathematics, medicine and astronomy. A renaissance is imperative for us to once again become a knowledge superpower rather than simply providing cheap labour in areas of high technology. Summary
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
Each setback teaches us a new facet of life and something about our own personalities. 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 realize 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 (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
The tree of technology management takes root only if there is the self-actualization of needs, renewal, interdependence, and natural flow. The growth patterns are characteristic of the evolution process, which means that things move in a combination of slow change and sudden transformation; each transformation causes either a leap into a new, more complex level or a devastating crash to some earlier level; dominant models reach a certain peak of success when they turn troublesome; and the rate of change always accelerates.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Within the mind are all the resources required for successful living. Ideas are present in the consciousness, which when released and given scope to grow and take shape, can lead to successful events. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us to tap and develop these powers.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
A dream is not what you see when you sleep. A dream is what keeps you from falling asleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
A dream is not what you see when you sleep. A dream is what you keeps you from falling asleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Light from Many Lamps, edited by Lillian Eichler Watson
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
(Think of rising higher. Let it be your only thought. Even if your object be not attained, the thought itself will have raised you.)
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey. When its work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the flower, unassuming despite all its qualities.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
Dreams are not those that we see in our sleep; they should be the ones that never let us sleep.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
When troubles come, try to understand the relevance of your sufferings. Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.' His advice
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
concede defeat in the mind, he seems
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one,
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The
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Turning Points)
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
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Governance for Growth in India)
Adversities provide opportunities for introspection.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
You should always remember that we don't just build on successes, we also build on failures.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
if parents and teachers show the required dedication to shape the lives of the young, India would get a new life.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
Dream, Dream, Dream Dreams transform into thoughts And thoughts result in action. On
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
Change is crucial. It brings new thought; new thought leads to innovative actions.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
with thimble and thread And wax and hammer, and buckles and screws, And all such things as geniuses use; — Two bats for patterns, curious fellows! A charcoal-pot and a pair of bellows.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
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!
A.P.J. 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.’ While
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
Of knowing that there is a larger energy and force that can crush our ambitions and plans in the blink of an eye, and that the only way to survive is to face your troubles and rebuild your life.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
I managed to be on the list of selected candidates, but admission to this prestigious institution was an expensive affair. Around a thousand rupees was required, and my father could not spare that much money. At that time, my sister, Zohara, stood behind me, mortgaging her gold bangles and chain. I was deeply touched by her determination to see me educated and by her faith in my abilities. I vowed to release her bangles from mortgage with my own earnings. The only way before me to earn money at that point of time was to study hard and get a scholarship. I went ahead at full steam.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
I have understood now that after feelings of disappointment subside, and one gains perspective, these experiences can change our ways of thinking, and bring us face to face with existential issues. When that happens, we need to embrace the events and analyze how we responded - did we allow them to merely roll over us like waves, or did we dive deeper into the matter and use it to gain insights into ourselves?
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey : Transforming Dreams into Actions)
That day I learnt two lessons: a teacher who has his or her student's progress in mind is the best possible friend, because the teacher knows how to make sure that you excel. And second, there is no such thing as an impossible deadline. I have worked on many tough assignments, some of which had the country's top leaders watching over my work, but the assurance I gained in my capabilities at MIT thanks to Professor Srinivasan, helped me later in life too.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
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. —
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India)
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. This is where things grow, experience is gained, and technologies are mastered. The importance of the peak lies only in the fact that it defines the sides. So I went on towards the top, but always experiencing the sides. I had a long way to go but I was in no hurry. I went in little steps—just one step after another—but each step towards the top.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
I strongly believe that teachers need to tell students about great lives and make children understand their history and heritage. It is only through this that a love for the country is born that is based on knowledge and understanding. This is how children not only know what is good and what is evil but also learn to judge for themselves the distinction between the two. They then know the best way to behave in many situations. These lessons can form the moral core around which our personalities are formed—something that no one can take away from us however old we get.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Life: An Illustrated Biography)
Bread baked without love is a 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. If you are a writer who would secretly prefer to be a lawyer or a doctor, your written words will feed but half the hunger of your readers; if you are a teacher who would rather be a businessman, your instructions will meet but half the need for knowledge of your students; if you are a scientist who hates science, your performance will satisfy but half the needs of your mission.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Wings of Fire)
Righteousness 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 an order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There is peace in the world.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Learning How to Fly: Life Lessons for the Youth)
I still remember the ache in my heart as I attempted to make sense of what had happened. When a dearly held desire begins to break up, one can feel nothing but despair and emptiness as one tries to come to terms with the end of a dream. I could not bear to be indoors after seeing the result. I had to go out for air and be in the open, because all around me the walls seemed to close in. I walked around for a while till I reached the edge of a cliff. I stood there looking down at the shimmering waters of a lake and wondered what I should do next. Plans needed to be changed and priorities reassessed. I decided to go to Rishikesh for a few days and seek a new way forward.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
Books were always my friends Last more than fifty years Books gave me dreams Dreams resulted in missions Books helped me confidently take up the missions Books gave me courage at the time of failures Good books were for me angels Touched my heart gently at the time Hence I ask young friends to have books as friends Books are your good friends.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions)
Quote 1 : इससे पहले की सपने सच हो आपको सपने देखने होंगे। Quote 2 : सपना वो नहीं है जो आप नींद में देखे, सपने वो है जो आपको नींद ही नहीं आने दे। Quote 3 : इंतज़ार करने वालो को सिर्फ उतना ही मिलता है, जितना कोशिश करने वाले छोड़ देते है। Quote 4 : एक अच्छी पुस्तक हज़ार दोस्तों के बराबर होती है जबकि एक अच्छा दोस्त एक लाइब्रेरी (पुस्तकालय) के बराबर होता है Quote 5 : जीवन में कठिनाइयाँ हमे बर्बाद करने नहीं आती है, बल्कि यह हमारी छुपी हुई सामर्थ्य और शक्तियों को बाहर निकलने में हमारी मदद करती है, कठिनाइयों को यह जान लेने दो की आप उससे भी ज्यादा कठिन हो। Quote 6 : आत्मविश्वास और कड़ी मेहनत, असफलता नामक बिमारी को मारने के लिए सबसे बढ़िया दवाई है। ये आपको एक सफल व्यक्ति बनाती है। Quote 7 : देश का सबसे अच्छा दिमाग, क्लास रूम की आखरी बेंचो पर मिल सकता है। Quote 8 : आप अपना भविष्य नहीं बदल सकते पर आप अपनी आदते बदल सकते है और निश्चित रूप से आपकी आदते आपका फ्यूचर बदल देगी। Quote 9 : अपने जॉब से प्यार करो पर अपनी कम्पनी से प्यार मत करो क्योकि आप नहीं जानते की कब आपकी कम्पनी आपको प्यार करना बंद कर दे। Quote 10 : अपनी पहली सफलता के बाद विश्राम मत करो क्योकि अगर आप दूसरी बार में असफल हो गए तो बहुत से होंठ यह कहने के इंतज़ार में होंगे की आपकी पहली सफलता केवल एक तुक्का थी। Quote 11 : किसकी को हराना बहुत आसान है लेकिन किसी को जितना बहुत आसान है। Quote 12 : यदि आप अपनी ड्यूटी को सैल्यूट करोगे तो आपको किसी भी व्यक्ति को सैल्यूट करने की जरूरत नहीं पड़ेगी लेकिन यदि आप अपनी ड्यूटी को पोल्यूट करेंगे तो आपको हर किसी को सैल्यूट करना पडेगा। Quote 13 : महान सपने देखने वालो के महान सपने हमेशा पुरे होते है। Quote 14 : जब हमारे सिग्नेचर (हस्ताक्षर), ऑटोग्राफ में बदल जाए तो यह सफलता की निशानी है। Quote 15 : सफलता की कहानियां मत पढ़ो उससे आपको केवल एक सन्देश मिलेगा। असफलता की कहानियां पढ़ो उससे आपको सफल होने के कुछ आइडियाज (विचार) मिलेंगे। Quote 16 : ब्लैक कलर भावनात्मक रूप से बुरा होता है लेकिन हर ब्लैक बोर्ड विधार्थियों की जिंदगी ब्राइट बनाता है। Quote 17 : शिखर पर पहुँचने के लिए सामर्थ्य चाहिए। फिर वो चाहे माउंट एवेरेस्ट का शिखर हो या आपके केरियर का। Quote 18 : मैं एक हैंडसम इंसान नहीं हूँ लेकिन मैं अपना हैंड उस किसी भी व्यक्ति को दे सकता हूँ जिसको की मदद की जरूरत है। सुंदरता हृदय में होती है, चेहरे में नहीं। Quote 19 : नकली सुख की बजाय ठोस उपलब्धियों के पीछे समर्पित रहिये। Quote 20 : अपने मिशन में कामयाब होने के लिए, आपको अपने लक्ष्य के प्रति एकचित्त निष्ठावान होना पड़ेगा। Quote 21 : एक मुर्ख जीनियस बन सकता है यदि वो समझता है की वो मुर्ख है लेकिन एक जीनियस मुर्ख बन सकता है यदि वो समझता है की वो जीनियस है। Quote 22 : बारिश की दौरान सारे पक्षी आश्रय की तलाश करते है लेकिन बाज़ बादलों के ऊपर उडकर बारिश को ही अवॉयड कर देते है। समस्याए कॉमन है, लेकिन आपका एटीट्यूड इनमे डिफरेंस पैदा करता है। Quote 23 : कभी कभी कक्षा से बंक मारकर दोस्तों के साथ मस्ती करना अच्छा होता है, क्योंकि आज जब मैं पीछे मुड़कर देखता हूँ तो ये सिर्फ हंसाता ही नहीं है, बल्कि अच्छी यादे भी देता है। Quote 24 : प्रशन पूछना, विधार्थियों की सभी प्रमुख विशेषताओ में से एक है। इसलिए छात्रों सवाल पूछों। Quote 25 : मेरे लिए नकारात्मक अनुभव जैसी कोई चीज़ नहीं है। Quote 26 : जिंदगी और समय, विशव के दो सबसे बड़े अध्यापक है। ज़िंदगी हमे समय का सही उपयोग करना सिखाती है जबकि समय हमे ज़िंदगी की उपयोगिता बताता है। Quote 27 : जब हम दैनिक समस्याओ से घिरे रहते है तो हम उन अच्छी चीज़ों को भूल जाते है जो की हम में है। Quote 28 : इंसान को कठिनाइयों की आवश्यकता होती है, क्योकि सफलता का आनंद उठाने के लिए ये जरूरी है। Quote 29 : मैं हमेशा इस बात को स्वीकार करने के लिए तैयार था कि मैं कुछ चीजें नहीं बदल सकता। Quote 30 : जो लोग आधे अधूरे मन से कोई काम करते है उन्हें आधी अधूरी, खोकली सफलता मिलती है जो चारो और कड़वाहट भर देती है। Quote 31 : हमे प्रयत्न करना नहीं छोड़ना चाहिए और समस्याओ से नहीं हारना चाहिए। Quote 32 : मेरा यह सन्देश विशेष रूप से युवाओ के लिए है। उनमे अलग सोच रखने का साहस, नए रास्तो पर चलने का साहस, आविष्कार करने का साहस होना चाहिए। उन्हें समस्याओ से लड़ना और उनसे जीतना आना चाहिए। ये सभी महान गुण है और युवाओ को इन गुणों को अपनाना चाहिए।
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Thirukkural: Pearls of Inspiration)