J.R.D. Tata Quotes

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Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (July 29, 1904 - November 29, 1993) or simply known as JRD Tata was a French-born Indian aviator and business mogul. Here I have compiled down some of the popular JRD Tata quotes. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and learn something inspiring from his words.

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Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience.
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Common people have an appetite for food; uncommon people have an appetite for service.
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I never had any interest in making money. None of my decisions were influenced by whether it would bring me money or wealth.
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I wish, I were big enough, like Einstein, to do what he did on one occasion. A hundred-dollar-a-plate dinner was organised for him to speak, and leaders of America in all fields, particularly in the field of science, were invited to hear the great man. When his turn came, he rose and said:'I've nothing to say,' and sat down. You can imagine the consternation, quite apart from the wasted cost of the dinner! Realising the frightful effect his remarks had on the audience, Einstein got up again and said: 'When I've something to say, I'll let you know.'
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Live Life a little dangerously
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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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Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it; it grows when you spread it.
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Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation….wrong priorities and unattainable targets.
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Never start with diffidence, Always start with confidence.
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Quality is first engineered; only then it is inspected.
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The Psychology of Delay. Some of the causes of delay in coming to economic decisions in our country seem to lie in the psychological realm. There is such a thing as the psychology of power which motivates people: power of control and patronage, power to delay an application, power to hold up a file, power to keep people waiting in an ante-room, all of which are consciously or subconsciously treated as symbols of prestige and hallmarks of importance.
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There is today hardly any country in the world outside the communist bloc which does not have a mixed economy. In fact, even countries which call themselves socialist would object to theirs not being described as a mixed economy, for it would imply that it was a totalitarian one, while countries like Germany or Japan, usually thought of as having typically free enterprise economies, would do the same; for, otherwise, it would imply that theirs was a nineteenth century laissez-faire economy.
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To be a leader, you have got to lead human beings with affection.
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Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse.
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When you work, work as if everything depends on you. When you pray, pray as if everything depends on God.
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