Abdul Kalam Quotes

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a gem of the country, born on 15th October 1931. His full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He significantly contributed to the scientific development of the nation as an aerospace scientist. He had laid an essential foundation in military missile development, working with ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation). As a result of his efforts we own ballistic missile and developed launch vehicle technology. Hence, he was known as Missile Man. He had a significant role during Nuclear Test ever conducted in India. He was responsible for the development and operation of AGNI and PRITHVI missiles. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor. Later, he was also elected to be the 11th President of India, and that gave him the major platform to inspire the country and the globe. Through his books and speeches, Dr. Abdul Kalam always encouraged the students to show the real meaning of hard work, dream, and success. He died at the age of 83 on 27th July 2015. Here, we have brought the most inspiring Abdul Kalam Quotes in English, Hindi, and Tamil. 

Abdul Kalam Birthday Quotes

If you are looking for amazing quotes by Abdul Kalam, you are in the right place. You can use these quotes to restate on his birth anniversary, i.e., 15th October or death anniversary, on 27th July 2015.

  1. “In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.”
  2. “Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?”
  3. “India must achieve the real goal? That is energy independence or an economy which will function well within total freedom from oil, gas, or coal imports.”
  4.  “Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?”
  5.  “Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.”
  6.  “When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.”
  7. “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.”
  8.  “A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up – and succeed.”
  9. “I’m not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face.”

Abdul Kalam Quotes in English to Motivate You

These quotes are taken from his books, namely ‘Wings of Fire’ , ‘Inspiring Thoughts’ and many speeches. If you liked reading his book, you would be inspired by reading the following quotes. You can also check interesting Chetan Baghat books.

  1. “If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  2. “Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution.”
  3. “It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”
  4. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
  5. “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “Mental strength is the most powerful source of support when we are going through difficult times if we delve into the deep depths of our being we can find the inner strength to keep moving towards our goal- no matter how difficult the path may seem.”

Abdul Kalam Quotes for Success

  • “Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.”
  • “Success Is When Your ‘Signature’ Changes to ‘Autograph’.”
  • “Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.”
  • “Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.”
  • “Determination is the power that sees us through all our frustrations and obstacles. It helps in building our will power which is the very basis of success.”

Abdul Kalam Quotes About Life

  • “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”
  • “Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension”
  • “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.”

Famous Quotes of Abdul Kalam

  • “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.”
  • “Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”
  • “If you want to leave your footprints On the sands of time Do not drag your feet.”
  • “Youth should not accept any compromise or lower their sights. A society that makes its youth crawl in conformity and enforces dogmas on their aspirations can never flourish.”
  • “You were born with wings. Don’t Crawl. Learn to use them to fly and fly.”
  • “Be active! Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.”
  • “Love Your Job but don’t love your company, because you may not know when your company stops loving you.”

APJ Abdul Kalam Thoughts on Dreams

Dr. Kalam spoke a lot about education and dreams to inspire minds. You can use these quotes to send Teacher’s day wishes or post as inspirational quotes.

  • “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”
  • “Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great.”’
  • “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”
  • “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.”
  • “Behind the parents stands the school, and behind the teacher the home.”
  • “Without your involvement, you can’t succeed. With your involvement, you can’t fail.”
  • “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

APJ Abdul Kalam quotes on Education

  • “One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.”
  • “Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.”
  • “One best book is equal to a hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a library.”
  • “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
  • “We have no ability to be equal to all have opportunities equal to their ability lane.”

Quotation of Abdul Kalam for Students

APJ Abdul Kalam loved to talk to kids because he believed that the country’s future lies in hands of the young students. Here are some motivational quotes for students.

  •  “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
  • “To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces— desire, belief, and expectation.”
  • “One best book is equal to a hundred good friends, but one good friend is equal to a library.”
  • “Confidence and Hard-work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you a successful person.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “The world demands the qualities of youth, youth not as defined by a time span of life but defined by a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity and an appetite for adventure over a life of ease.”

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Quotes in Hindi for Encouragement

  • अगर आप सूर्य की तरह चमकना चाहते हो, तो पहले सूर्य की तरह जलना सीखो !
  • सफलता की कहानियां मत पढ़ो उससे आपको केवल एक संदेश मिलेगा असफलता की कहानियां पढ़ो… उससे आपको सफल होने के सुझाव मिलेंगे!
  • ”ब्‍लैक” कलर भावनात्‍मक रूप से बुरा होता है लेकिन हर ब्‍लैकबोर्ड विद्यर्थियों की जिंदगी ”ब्राइट” बनाता है ।
  • हर सुबह पांच बाते अपने आप से बोलो:- 1- मैं सबसे अच्छा है । 2- मैं यह कर सकता है । 3- भगवान हमेशा मेरे साथ है। 4- मैं एक विजेता है । 5- आज का दिन मेरा दिन है।
  • शिक्षण एक बहुत ही महान पेशा है जो किसी व्यक्ति के चरित्र, क्षमता, और भविष्य को आकार देता हैं। अगर लोग मुझे एक अच्छे शिक्षक के रूप में याद रखते हैं, तो मेरे लिए ये सबसे बड़ा सम्मान होगा।
  • हमें हार नहीं माननी चाहिए और हमें समस्याओं को खुद को हराने नहीं देना चाहिए।
  • 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।
  • आइये हम अपने आज का बलिदान कर दें ताकि हमारे बच्चों का कल बेहतर हो सके।
  • इंसान को कठिनाइयों की आवश्यकता होती है, क्योंकि सफलता का आनंद उठाने के लिए ये ज़रूरी हैं।
  • भगवान ने हमारे मष्तिष्क और व्यक्तित्व में  असीमित शक्तियां और क्षमताएं दी हैं। इश्वर की प्रार्थना हमें इन शक्तियों को विकसित करने में मदद करती है।
  • हम केवल तभी याद किए जाएंगे जब हम हमारी युवा पीढ़ी को एक समृद्ध एवं सुरक्षित भारत का निर्माण कर के दें। जो कि आर्थिक समृद्धि और सभ्यता की विरासत का परिणाम होगा।
  • आकाश की तरफ देखिये, हम अकेले नहीं हैं, सारा ब्रह्माण्ड हमारे लिए अनुकूल है और जो सपने देखते हैं और मेहनत करते हैं उन्हें प्रतिफल देने की साजिश करता है।
  • आप अपना भविष्य नहीं बदल सकते पर आप अपनी आदते बदल सकते है और निश्चित रूप से आपकी आदते आपका भविष्य बदल देगी।
  • जो अपने दिल से काम नहीं कर सकते वे हासिल करते हैं, लेकिन बस खोखली चीजें, अधूरे मन से मिली सफलता अपने आस-पास कड़वाहट पैदा करती हैं।
  • आप तब तक लड़ना मत छोड़ो जब तक कि आप अपनी तय की हुई जगह पर ना पहुंच जाओ। यही एक बात है जो आपको विशेष बनाती है – जिंदगी में एक लक्ष्य बनाओ, लगातार ज्ञान प्राप्त करो, कड़ी मेहनत करो और महान जीवन को प्राप्त करने के लिए हमेशा दृढ़-विश्वास रखो।
  • इंतज़ार करने वालो को सिर्फ उतना ही मिलता है, जितना कोशिश करने वाले छोड़ देते है ।
  • शिखर तक पहुँचने के लिए ताकत चाहिए होती है, चाहे वो माउन्ट एवरेस्ट का शिखर हो या आपके पेशे का।
  • सफलता की कहानियां मत पढ़ो उससे आपको केवल एक सन्देश मिलेगा। असफलता की कहानियां पढ़ो उससे आपको सफल होने के कुछ आइडियाज (विचार) मिलेंगे।
  • अपने मिशन में कामयाब होने के लिए, आपको अपने लक्ष्य के प्रति एकचित्त निष्ठावान होना पड़ेगा।

Famous Abdul Kalam Quotes in Tamil for Life

  • கனவு காண்பவர்கள் அனைவரும் தோற்பதில்லை, கனவு மட்டும் காண்பவர்கள் தான் தோற்கிறார்கள்.
  • ஒரு முட்டாள் தன்னை முட்டாள் என்று உணரும் தருணத்தில் புத்திசாலியாகின்றான். ஆனால், ஒரு புத்திசாலி தன்னை புத்திசாலி என்று பெருமிதம் கொள்ளும் தருணத்தில் முட்டாளாகின்றான்
  • அழகைப் பற்றி கனவு காணாதீர்கள், அது உங்கள் கடமையை பாழாக்கி விடும். கடமையை பற்றி கனவு காணுங்கள், அது உங்கள் வாழ்க்கையை அழகாக்கும்.
  • ஆண்டவன் சோதிப்பது எல்லோரையும் அல்ல… உன்னைப் போல சாதிக்க துடிக்கும் புத்திசாலிகளை மட்டுமே…
  • கனவு காண்பவர்கள் அனைவரும் தோற்பதில்லை, கனவு மட்டும் காண்பவர்கள் தான் தோற்கிறார்கள்.
  • உன் கை ரேகையைப் பார்த்து எதிர்காலத்தை நிர்ணயித்து விடாதே… ஏனென்றால், கையே இல்லாதவனுக்கு கூட எதிர்காலம் உண்டு.

Conclusion

APJ Abdul Kalam is the inspiration for many of us. He was a rare combination of intelligence with humility. His spoken words are of wisdom and great knowledge that he poured out in his books, messages, and speeches. Here, we have listed the most inspiring Abdul Kalam quotes for students, professionals, parents, and all individuals. I hope you will be inspired and motivated by these quotes.

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