If I have any merit, it is getting along with individuals, according to their ways and characteristics. At times it involves suppressing yourself. It is painful, but necessary. To be a leader you have got to lead human beings with affection.

— J. R. D. Tata

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Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it; it grows when you spread it

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Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance.

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I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country.

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No success or achievement in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the needs or interests of the country and its people and is achieved by fair and honest means.

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Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse

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Good human relations not only bring great personal rewards but are essential to the success of any enterprise.

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Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation….wrong priorities and unattainable targets

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Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work.

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Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience

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Making steel may be compared to making a chappati.

To make a good chappati, even a golden pin will not work unless the dough is good

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I know that aiming at perfection has its drawbacks.

It makes you go into details that you can avoid but that is the only way you can achieve excellence. So, in that case, being finicky is essential.

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Live Life a little dangerously

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About J. R. D. Tata

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Aviator
Birthday July 29, 1904

Quality is first engineered; only then it is inspected

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Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence

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The wealth gathered by Jamsetji Tata and his sons in half a century of industrial pioneering formed but a minute fraction of the amount by which they enriched the nation. The whole of that wealth is held in trust for the people and used exclusively for their benefit. The cycle is thus complete; what came from the people has gone back to the people many times over.

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To be a leader, you have got to lead human beings with affection

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If you want excellence, you must aim at perfection.

It makes you go into detail that you can avoid. It takes a lot of energy out of you but that's the only way you finally actually achieve excellence. So in that sense, being finicky is essential.

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To lead men, you have to lead them with affection.

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