21 Inspiring Quotes By Abdul Kalam To Dream Big in Life

“Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.” – Dr. Kalam.

You must have read/ heard this quote somewhere or the other and no wonder, this man taught the youth to dream bigger and achieve goals, by following their passion.

Known as ‘The Missile Man of India’, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the former President of India, and was popularly regarded as the ‘People’s President’.

In spite of being an aerospace scientist and a great scholar, he was always humble and down to Earth, inspiring people to think big in life.

He played an important role in the development of India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-3) and played a pivotal role in India’s nuclear test – Pokhran-II.

He has also written several books, of which ‘India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium‘ and ‘Wings of Fire: An Autobiography‘ became extremely popular. His writings have instilled courage in each and every Indian citizen to dream and achieve extraordinary things in life despite adverse conditions.

Here are some inspirational quotes shared by this incredible person, who still lives in the hearts of the people.

1. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.


2. I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.


3. If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.


4. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.


5. I am not handsome but I can give my hand to someone who needs help… Because beauty is required in the heart, not in face.


6. The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.


7. Excellence happens not by accident. It is a process.


8. Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit.


9. Two rules for a peaceful life: Depression in failure should never go to heart, and ego in success should never go to the brain.


10. Luxury and Lies have huge maintenance costs. But Truth and Simplicity are self-maintained without any cost.


11. Goodbyes should be short, really short.


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


13. If you fail, never give up because Fail means “First Attempt In Learning.


14. Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently.


15. If you salute your duty, you no need to salute anybody, but if you pollute your duty, you have to salute everybody.


16. Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.


17. Empty pocket teaches you a million things in life, but full pocket spoils you in a million ways.


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


19. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.


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


21. If we are not free, no one will respect us.



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