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24 Quotes by Dr. Kalam To Live Your Life By!

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Beloved former President, the one known as the Missile Man of India – Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam – passed away to a better place yesterday. There is no better way of remembering him than incorporating his valuable life lessons and being better citizens and human beings.

Here are 24 super quotes from the “Wings of Fire” author himself. Read through and get inspired!

1. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

2. “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.”

3. “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds.”

4. “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.”

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

6. “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.”

7. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true. Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”

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

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

10. “Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.”

11. “It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone”

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

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

14. “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”

15. “If you fail, never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning”.

16. “End is not the end, if fact END means “Effort Never Dies” – If you get No as an answer, remember NO means “Next Opportunity”. So Let’s be positive.”

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

18. “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.”

19. “When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.”

20. “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”.”

21. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts.”

22. “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.”

23. “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.”

24. “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.”



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