The People’s President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, passed away after he suffered a massive heart attack. Kalam, who was the 11th President of India, was a very popular head of state between 2002 and 2007.
He was also known as India’s missile man for ensuring the success of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
He collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong. The nation mourns on the death of the man who always put ‘India first’.
Here are some of his most memorable quotes which will continue to inspire us in the time to come.
1. 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.
2. If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
3. I’m not a handsome guy, but I can my hand-to-some one who needs help. Beauty is in the Heart, not in the face.
4. It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.
5. For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.
6. We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
7. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
8. 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.
9. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
10. Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.