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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India's 11th President (2002-2007), was fondly called as People's President of India. He was a renowned Scientist and fondly called as Missile Man of India. He was one of the noblest human beings, and had reached the common man’s heart through his thoughts, actions and deeds.
He was also a great writer. Some of his books are Inspiring Thoughts, Indomitable Spirit,Guiding Souls, Children Ask Kalam, Mission India, The Life Tree, The Luminous Sparks, My Journey, Ignited Minds, Envisioning an Empowered Nation, Wings of Fire, and India 2020- A Vision for the New Millennium.
Top Ten Quotes of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
1. "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
2. "If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun."
3. “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.”
4. "All birds find shelter during a rain. But eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds."
5. "All of us do not have equal talent. But all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents."
6. "Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success."
7. "It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone."
8. "Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness."
9. "Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life."
10. " Without your involvement you can't succeed. With your involvement you can't fail. "
Dr. Kalam was born in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu on 15th October 1931 and died at the age of 83, while delivering a lecture to the students of Indian Institute of Management at Shillong on 27th July 2015.