Abdul Kalam Success Rules Biography Quotes

Abdul Kalam Success Rules Biography Quotes
(Last Updated On: November 14, 2018)

Abdul Kalam Success Rules, Biography and quotes are inspiring and motivating. Do you know how a newspaper boy from a small village, became the  11th president of India and one of India’s top motivational characters?

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet


Quote Good Teacher - Abdul Kalam

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Abdul Kalam Success Rules

About Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was a career scientist turned statesman.

He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Widely referred to as the “People’s President,” he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service after a single term as President of India.

He was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

“When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – Biography


Full text of his inspiring speech 

You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Earlier life and career

Born in Rameswaram and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet

Spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator.

To become 'unique,' the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet

Mainly worked at the Indian Space Research Organisation.

“Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on missile technology.

“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Played a pivotal role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet

Elected as the 11th President of India in 2002.

“If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Had the support of both the ruling party and the opposition.

Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet

Widely referred to as the “People’s President”.


Bird Quote Abdul Kalam
Bird Quote Abdul Kalam

“The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Recipient of several awards, including the Bharat Ratna.

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet

While delivering a lecture, he died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015.

“Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Click To Tweet


Here Are Abdul Kalam Success Rules

  1. Learn how to handle failure
  2. Imagine the outcome
  3. Be righteous
  4. Fight to be you
  5. Breakthrough limitations
  6. Keep learning
  7. Be a teacher
  8. Work with integrity
  9. Follow your dreams
  10. Inspire others

“The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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“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.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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“Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


At a European Union conference, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam gave the most inspiring and motivational speech ever. He received a standing ovation and loud applause for such an extraordinary speech.


“Listen, gentlemen, I’m indeed delighted to be with the honourable members of the European Parliament on the occasion of the golden jubilee year of the European Union.

I am reminded of the dream of an Indian poet KANNIYAN POONGUNDRANAR who articulated in 3,000 years back in Tamil classic “PURANANOORU”

He says you’re the “”Yathum oorae yavarum Kaeleer” ” which means I am a world citizen every citizen is my own kith and kin.

He said three thousand years back.

As we say in India:

Where there is righteousness in the heart,  where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character.

When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home.

When there is harmony in the home there is harmony, there is an order in the nation.

When there is order in the nation there is peace in the world.”


The property left behind by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was as below
  • He owned 6 pants (2 DRDO uniforms)
  • 4 shirts (2 DRDO uniforms)
  • 3 suits (1 western, 2 Indian)
  • 2500 books
  • 1 flat (which he has donated)
  • 1 Padmashri
  • 1 Padmabhushan
  • 1 Bharat Ratna
  • 16 doctorates
  • 1 website
  • 1 twitter account
  • 1 email id

He didn’t have any TV, AC, car, jewellery, shares, land or bank balance. He had even donated the last 8 years’ pension towards the development of his village. This shows his simple life.


Abdul Kalam Success Rules and his simple and humble life is a lesson for others to live simple and live life to the fullest.

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