12 Inspiring A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Quotes (Free List)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam quotes are thought-provoking, memorable and inspiring. From views on society and politics to thoughts on love and life, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has a lot to say. In this list we present the 12 best A.P.J. Abdul Kalam quotes, in no particular order. Let yourself get inspired!

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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam quotes

Dream, Dream DreamDreams transform into thoughts And thoughts result in action.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India


Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when u don’t sleep before fulfilling them.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Wings of Fire: An Autobiography


When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Indomitable Spirit


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

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Wings of Fire: An Autobiography


For each person I lost I found a new layer of grief to cover myself with, and each time I tried to bring something of their essence into my own being – be it unconditional love, kindness and piety.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


A dream is not what you see when you sleep. It is what keeps you from falling asleep.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


I knew I was putting you under immense pressure when I rejected your work the other day. I set an impossible deadline – yet you have met it with work that I can only call outstanding. As your teacher, I had to push you to your limits so that you could recognize your own true potential.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


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.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Most of the time, communication gets confused with conversation. In fact, the two are distinctly different.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


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

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey. When it’s work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the flower, unassuming despite all it’s qualities.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam