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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam born 15 October 1931 in Rameshwaram, Madras Presidency, British India (now Tamil Nadu, India), usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam , was the 11th President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007, he was elected during the tenure of the National Democratic Alliance (India) coalition government, under prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. During his term as President, he was popularly known as the People's President.
(1931 - )

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As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
 

Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
 

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
 

Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
 

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
[Education]
 

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
 

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
 

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
 

I was willing to accept what I couldn't change.
 

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.
 

If we are not free, no one will respect us.
 

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
 

It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.
 

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
 

Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
[Life]
 

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
 

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
 

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
 

No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
 

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
 


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