Dr Kalam and his Legacy :-

*Note:- The life of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is an embodiment of ethical values , inspiration and positivism. Hence we are providing a short article on his sayings that can be used while writing Ethics (GS IV) paper answers or Essay .It is always good to write  answers linking it to the current context, if one can , as it makes the examiner easy to comprehend and relate to it.

  • “Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success”.(This particular quote is specifically holds true for Civil Service Aspirants)
  • Geopolitics and Pursuit of power – “Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place only strengths respects strength.”
  • Motivational – “Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential and power, let difficulties know that you too are difficult.”
  • Secularism – “For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.”
  • Attitude :- All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.Problems are common, but attitude
    makes the difference!!!
  • Virtue :-  Courage is the most important of all virtues because without courage you cannot practice any other virtue consistently. 
  • Feminism :- If Women can succeed only by emulating men, I think it is a great loss .The aim is not only for women to succeed but also to keep feminine essence and let that influence society.
  • Leisure :-  Sometimes, it’s better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do.
  • Goodness and Greatness :- See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey. When it’s work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the flower, unassuming despite all it’s qualities.
  • Indian History:- Indians have been both afflicted and enriched by centuries of migrations. Loyalty to different rulers has dulled our capacity for a single allegiance. Instead, we have developed an extraordinary ability to be compassionate and cruel, sensitive and callous, deep and fickle, all at the same time. To the untrained eye, we may appear colourful and picturesque; to the critical eye, we are but shoddy imitations of our various masters.
  • Inter-connection :- The sweetness we taste in a piece of sugar is neither a property of the sugar nor a property of ourselves. We are producing the experience of sweetness in the process of interacting with the sugar
  • Sensitivity :- Praise publicly, but criticize privately
  • Dedication:- Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness


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