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Light From Many Lamps

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A classic treasury of inspiration featuring hundreds of passages and quotations—selected from the wisdom of the ages—offering invaluable insight and guidance on the challenges of daily life.

Here are not only the best of the world’s most inspiring thoughts and ideas, but the stories behind them: how they came to be written and what their impact has been on others. A sto
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 15th 1988 by Touchstone
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Sanjay Gautam
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I came to know about 'Light from many Lamps' when I was reading 'The Wings of Fire', an autobiography of former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. In his autobiography the Missile man praised this book, and also admitted that it was this book into which he use to seek solace in difficult times, and it has helped him to gain wisdom, and overcome the problems he faced, beyond any measure. I was in Sr. Secondary when I read that autobiography. It took me another 4 years to buy Light from many
Ravji Pindoria
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Comment: "I discovered that this book has been read over many times by professionals and top class mentors like Dr. A P J Kalam. I think it is amongst the main reading materials for many top class world leaders. Content is both rich and prosperous taken appropriately from all cultures around the world. There is appropriate use of metaphors and reader is kept engaged in its therapeutic pool of illumination."
Jan 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
A great book recommended by Abdul Kalam in an interview. This book has got stories, quotes, poems collected over a period of time.

A truly memorable book ....
Jigmet katpa
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
a life changing book as described by A.P.J.Abdul Kalam . a must read book in lifetime . this book is for those who interests in life and wanna experience happiness and seek peace within. its a great philosophical book. the collection doesn't restrict to only-great ones but diaries of simple people who sought their happiness in small and simple things in their life ,its amazing the feeling you receive after reading this book.a book meant to be read when in distress , a book that shall heal you wh ...more
Pratishtha Chaurasia
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help, poetry
Got to know about through a book by Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. An amazing collection of poems and quotes. Its by far the best motivational book. (esp because I love poetry).
New Favorite.
Forever Reading :)
Vinoj Simpson
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A complete view of qualities which mankind must possess is elaborated in the form of experience of great people. A virtual teacher, guide on principles, when you feel down take random page and read, your state of mind will be transformed.
Pritam Roy
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Physical growth does not mean a person has grown mentally; but his character, maturity and attitude towards life definitely depends on his mentality. Calmness, self control and quality thought process are necessary when we are in difficult situations or I think in every circumstances to take wise decisions which make us happy from inside of our soul. This book will certainly help us to take those decisions that make us perfect in every aspect of life. This is not a one time read book, rather it ...more
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is by far one of the best books that I have stumble upon!!
Organisation of the most inspirational quotes/stories and the reason when and why they were written is not only fascinating to read, but the meticulous effort put in by the author to divide the stories according to different section make this much more interesting to read.

Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got to know about the book from one of speeches of APJ Abdul Kalam.

I found this book as treasure of inspiration when you are down and tells about true stories about many normal and extraordinary men.
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If somebody asks me to give away all my books but one, this book will be the one I will keep forever with me. A path guider, it did help me to come out of my difficult times when I had nothing. this book is a journey which is still ON.
 Ravi Shankar
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This i s one of the best book in my bookshelf.Just go and purchase it.
You get knowledge of many field.
The writer selects small portion of world's best writer's and poet's and published it in a book form.

Vignesh Vikky
this is a good book.which makes our future bright
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the favourite books of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. I read this book just because of that.
It's really a treasury of inspiration. Must read it.
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, spiritual
Very nice book recommended by Great Kalam Sir to Youth.
Its collection of various essays and poems from various great people.
Aug 01, 2015 marked it as to-read
My Favorite Dr.A.P.J. Abdul kalam sir's one of the favorite book is "light from many lamp" , so thats why i want to read this book. Hopefully i am also like this book.

Vijay Mohangekar
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Masterpiece. I always wonder, what a great thinking mimd the writer would have become by creating such masterpiece.
Abhi Jeet
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
This book has remedies for all the badmoods that a person might undergoes, you can seek it's help whenever you need it and it will be your guide......😇
Nov 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: junk
A pointless collection of quotes, good for anyone who wants to impress their friends with smarty statues on Facebook.
Leela Pal Chaudhuri
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! A pickmeup at any time, for any situation.
Randolph Breschini
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3/5: Yikes...BEFORE I BUY A BOOK, I need to look at the publishing date...1951. Inspirational messages but a bit dated...
Afsal Abubakker
I have come to know this book from a speech of my dear Kalam.
Balajee Mane
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent compilation from different and authentic sources of 'knowledge as wisdom'!
Debashis Dhar
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book for every student
Ankur Aggarwal
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This remarkable piece of work is a confluence of many pieces coming together.It is quite inspirational and motivating to read.
I enjoyed reading the work of many in a single book.loved it 👍🏻
Judith Johnson
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. My own copy was 2nd hand to begin with, but after several readings by me and my husband and son, it's falling to bit! Some people like to dip in, but I like reading anthologies like this from cover to cover, just a wee bit every night. There is so much good stuff, wisdom of the ages and spiritual encouragement, in this book, to help you along the path of life. I bought some copies for Christmas for family and friends. One of the books on my shelves that will always survive decl ...more
Prabhakar Kamaraj
A Collection of Western Philosophy! Thoughts from Great Poets, leaders and Scientist!
Giving an Preamble for each topic from where it arise from. Some great Poems are just mesmerising!You can find interesting!
Constantaine Dmeris
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
a life a social being how a human expected to live from childhood to his final stage..this books talks about love1, family,everything...truly it's a light that can be used as a pathfinder
Vikas Soni
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A priceless treasure of inspiration and hope
Aug 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very useful for life, love and loss
Feb 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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