Dr. Abdul Kalam and his words

Missile manAs the country is mourning the demise of The Missile Man, I’ve been recollecting his impressions on my personality. It’s when I was in fifth standard this avalanche of inspiration and national pride called “Abdul Kalam” surfaced my mind. His passion to connect to the younger generation of India swept my school. It’s my great teacher sister Lucie who talked about Abdul Kalam during her classes. She asked us to watch his address to youth on Republic Day, Independence Day and many other national festivals. Sister Lucie’s passionate talking on Abdul Kalam made an indelible impression on me.

Here I’m collecting his wisdom-rich quotes to act on.


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

“Dream is not what you see in sleep. It’s the thing that doesn’t let you sleep.”

“Great Dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”

“You have to dream before your dreams can become true.”

“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.”


“All birds find shelter during rain. But Eagle avoids the rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common but attitude makes the difference.”

“Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you. But to realise your hidden potential and power. Let the difficulties know that you too are difficult.”

“You cannot change your future. But you can change your habits and surely your habits will change your future.”

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

“We are all born with divine fire within us. Our effort should give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.”

“If you fail, never give up. Because FAIL means First Attempt In Learning. End is not the end, but in fact END means Effort Never Dies. If you get no as an answer, remember NO means Next Opportunity.”


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

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

“Man needs difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.”

“Confidence and hard work are the best medicines to cure the disease called failure. They will make you a successful person.”

“Don’t read success stories. You’ll only get messages. Read failure stories also, you will get some ideas to become successful.”

“When your signature changes to autograph, this marks the success.”


“I am not a handsome guy. But I can my hand-to-some one who needs my help. Beauty is in heart, not in face.”

“One best book is equal to hundred good friends. But one good friend is equal to a library.”

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

About Deepak Devanand

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