On his birth anniversary, let us take a moment to appreciate the ‘paper boy’ who went on to become the ‘People’s President’. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the supreme scientist and the youth icon that he made himself and in appreciating all these, let us also lament of how he was made the prototype of a ‘Muslim with a Hindu soul’ by some. Regardless, through his own words, let us remember the man he was and the man he will be known as, let’s remember ‘Kalam Chacha‘:
1. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
2. If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
3. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
4. Small aim is a crime; have a great aim.
5. Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.
6. Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
7. Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
8. War is never a lasting solution to any problem.
9. If we are not free, no one will respect us.
10. Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
11. Do we not realize that self respect comes from self reliance?
12. For me, there is no negative experience.
13. I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.
14. No sanction can stand against ignited minds.
15. No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
Happy Birthday Missile Man!