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APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary: Most inspiring quotes by 'Missile Man'

An inspiration to many
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An inspiration to many

Today, India celebrates the 88th birth anniversary of India's 11th President, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
Named as the 'Missile Man' for his contributions towards the developments of India's missile projects.
He often spoke to children and the country's youth — inspiring them to think big in life; he also penned a number of books. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes

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“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.”
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“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.”

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"Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action."
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"Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action."

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"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal."
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"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal."

In pic: A boy holds a mask bearing the image of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam and a sapling during his death anniversary.

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"If you fail, never give up because FAIL means "First Attempt In Learning".
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"If you fail, never give up because FAIL means "First Attempt In Learning".

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Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently
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Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently

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"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
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"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

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"All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents."
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"All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents."

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