20 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam quotes for students motivation
March 19, 2014

Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam, born on 15 October 1931 is an Indian Scientist and administrator who has been the President of India between 2002-2007. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam studied Physics at St Joseph’s College in Tiruchirappalli and then went on to study Aerospace engineering at Madras Institute of Technology(MIT).


For many years Dr APJ Abdul Kalam have inspired the citizens of India with his books, poetry and speeches. He has been one of those pioneers for modern India who has always showed tremendous faith in Indian youth. Through his numerous speeches Dr APJ Abdul Kalam have really given modern India some really rare and inspiring quote that can motivate any student. So here is list of top 20  Dr APJ Abdul Kalam quotes for students motivation


Dr APJ Abdul kalam quotes on success

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

2. “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”

3. “All Birds find shelter during a rain.

But Eagle avoids rain by flying above
the Clouds.”

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 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam quotes on Failure

4. “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.”

5. “Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough”.

6. If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “First Attempt In Learning”.

End is not the end, if fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies.”

If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”.
So Let’s be positive.

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

8. “Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.”

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam quotes on Thinking

9. “I will not be presumptuous enough to say that my life can be a role model for anybody; but some poor child living in an obscure place in an underprivileged social setting may find a little solace in the way my destiny has been shaped. It could perhaps help such children liberate themselves from the bondage of their illusory backwardness and hopelessness?”

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

11. “Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity.”



 Dr APJ Abdul kalam quotes for young students

12. “My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.”

13. “While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.”

14. “For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.”

15. “One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.”

16. “Once your mind stretches to a new level it never goes back to its original dimension”

17. “Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms… For example, I am made up of 5.8 x 10^27 atoms.”

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Dr APJ Abdul kalam Quotes on Dream

18. “Dream, Dream Dream

Dreams transform into thoughts

And thoughts result in action.”

19. “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”.

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

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  1. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
    is an inspirational Tag Line for me !
    and one of my own made statement is ” you won’t get taste of Success ,until you pass through failure…” which I extravagantly flaunt.

  2. the meaning of END NO and FAIL seems to be motivating for me

  3. once your mind stretches to a new level, it never goes back to its original dimension. it seems to be highly inspirational to me for shaping my mind to a larger fruitful extent in my life

  4. superbbb!! quote of FAIL,END ,NO, its really awesome!!!

  5. great thought by the great person…………i am really-2 inspire……………….

  6. the meaning of END NO & FAIL seems to motivating me for my biggest target i m really very inspire that . i solute him by heart . he were a great people of india

  7. Very inspiration quotes by Dr Kalam. One should try to implement at least one of these quotes. This may give birth to many more Dr Kalams.
    FAIL – First attempt to learning. We know many geniuses who have failed and yet made a mark.

  8. You r d inspirator to d yongistan

  9. “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.” is my one of favorite quote because wheneven I get some new idea to develop a program then that work does not let me sleep.
    That’s why it is applicable on me. !!!!!

  10. Kalam’s insparation is best for youth

  11. Really Great, Let every one of us try to inspire the youngsters with this.
    Dr. R.Santhanakrishnan, Ph. D. (Psy.)

  12. superb quotes
    and superb person

  13. Oviously Dr. kalam is a greatest person.
    I really inspire………..

  14. i have to get a excellent communcation

  15. nalini@kalaimagal

    he is a real hero of india……

  16. Great though the
    Great person
    ……I am very happy
    Thanks to Dr. Kalam

  17. I like his speeches very much.

  18. He is a great man in india .I love so much . He is a inspiration to me .WE r missing u very much sir.…

  19. For me all the above thoughts r motivating… I’m already inspired by him… & have chosen aeronautical engineering as my first goal of my life..