APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary: ​​Top Quotes From ‘India’s Missile Man’



Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, was a nuclear scientist, writer, poet and educator. He died on July 27, 2015 at the age of 83. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam had excelled in different fields and served the nation till his death.

Also known as the People’s President, Kalam was also conferred with the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to nuclear science.

Born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, the 11th President of India was also known as the “Missile Man of India”. He was president between 2002 and 2007.

A key contributor to the 1998 Pokhran-II nuclear tests, Dr. Kalam worked with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for almost four decades.

Dr. Kalam is a major inspiration to people to this day. Here are some inspirational quotes from APJ Abdul Kalam:

  1. “Don’t rest after your first win because if you fail second, more lips are waiting to say your first win was just luck.”
  2. “The dream is not what you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.”
  3. “For great men, religion is a means of making friends; small people make religion a tool of combat.
  4. “Two rules for a peaceful life: depression in case of failure should never go to the heart, and ego in case of success should never go to the brain.”
  5. “If you want to leave your footprints on the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.”
  6. “You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and your habits will surely change your future.”
  7. “We don’t all have the same talent. But, we all have an equal chance to develop our talents.
  8. “If you fail, never give up because FAIL stands for ‘First Attempt to Learn’.

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