“WINGS OF FIRE” has flown away – RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

He did not die while resting on his sofa. He did not die eating his favorite food at a posh restaurant. He did not die while signing his cheques. He did not die sick in his comforting bed.

He died while he was interacting with students which has always been his favorite thing in the world. Dieing while doing our most loved thing. How many of us are going to do it?

His body may have left. His ‘Wings of Fire’ has no death. They’ll always flutter in air. All around us.

When you live, live like him. When you die, die like him.

RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Heaven is lucky from now!

“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

“All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

“Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough”. – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

“Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

“If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam 

“It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

“All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

” Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.” -A.P.J Abdul Kalam

“Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”  – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

” Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail. ” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Following are 10 quotes by the scientist, author and former President:  courtesy NDTV
    1. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
    2. Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
    3. Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
    4. Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
    5. We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
    6. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
    7. Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
Story First Published: July 27, 2015 22:30 IST
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