35 Motivational Ratan Tata Quotes For Success In Life

Ratan Naval Tata (born 28 December 1937) is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons. He is well known for his business ethics and philanthropy. These Ratan Tata quotes about life, decision, success will motivate you.

Best Ratan Tata Quotes

  1. “Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive” ~ Ratan Tata
  2. “None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise, none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can!” ~ Ratan Tata
  3. “Take the stones people to throw at you, and use them to build a monument” ~ Ratan Tata
  4. “I admire people who are very successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him.” ~ Ratan Tata
  5. “Business needs to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.” ~ Ratan Tata

  6. “I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.” ~ Ratan Tata
  7. “I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.” ~ Ratan Tata
  8. “Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem.” ~ Ratan Tata
  9. “Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one – that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.” ~ Ratan Tata
  10. “The strong live and the weak die. There is some bloodshed, and out of it emerges a much leaner industry, which tends to survive.” ~ Ratan Tata
  11. “Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.” ~ Ratan Tata

  12. “I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of India. I think it is a great country with great potential.” ~ Ratan Tata
  13. “There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to.” ~ Ratan Tata
  14. “I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping.” ~ Ratan Tata
  15. “If it stands the test of public scrutiny, do it… if it doesn’t stand the test of public scrutiny then don’t do it.” ~ Ratan Tata
  16. “I would say that one of the things I wish I could do differently would be to be more outgoing.” ~ Ratan Tata

  17. “Britain needs a real push. It needs nationalism. The sort of spirit that comes during a war. It needs people really to want to see the UK sitting again, maybe not as a colonial power, but as an economic power.” ~ Ratan Tata
  18. “I have two or three cars that I like, but today, Ferrari would be the best car I have driven in terms of being an impressive car.” ~ Ratan Tata
  19. “Some foreign investors accuse us of being unfair to shareholders by using our resources for community development. Yes, this is money that could have made for dividend payouts, but it also is money that’s uplifting and improving the quality of life of people in the rural areas where we operate and work. We owe them that.” ~ Ratan Tata
  20. “I followed someone who had very large shoes. He had very large shoes. Mr. J. R. D. Tata. He was a legend in the Indian business community. He had been at the helm of the Tata organization for 50 years. You were almost starting to think he was going to be there forever.” ~ Ratan Tata
  21. “The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me.” ~ Ratan Tata

  22. “The political system of the People’s Republic of China can make things easy. Decisions are made quickly and results come quickly, too. In our democracy [in India], on the other hand, such things are extremely difficult.” ~ Ratan Tata
  23. “I think the environment has become more competitive. That has made the Indian industry more concerned with a) its customers, b) the quality of its products, and c) its brand image in the marketplace.” ~ Ratan Tata
  24. “At Tatas, we believe that if we are not among the top three in an industry, we should look seriously at what it would take to become one of the top three players.. or think about exiting the industry” ~ Ratan Tata
  25. “I don’t believe in taking the right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.” ~ Ratan Tata

  26. “What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind”~ Ratan Tata
  27. “There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to”~ Ratan Tata
  28. “We’re responsible for the fortunes of the company but this is a bone-dry situation in terms of access to credit. Nobody can operate on that basis unless you have large cash balances, which we don’t. My concern is that the government doesn’t appear to care about manufacturing.” ~ Ratan Tata
  29. “I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn’t a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.” ~ Ratan Tata
  30. “We live in a highly competitive world – and we Indians have to struggle to catch up. So modesty is necessary, even if there is also a need for a certain amount of national pride. When it comes down to it, we have managed our country’s economy poorly for long enough. There is really no reason to now think that we can conquer the world.” ~ Ratan Tata
  31. “One of the weaknesses of the Indian industry is that in many areas.. like consumer goods.. it is very fragmented. Individually, companies might not be able to survive. What is needed is a consortium of like companies in one industry, presenting a strong front to the multinationals. The Swiss watch industry did this.” ~ Ratan Tata
  32. “I don’t believe in taking the right decisions.” ~ Ratan Tata

  33. “India has probably lost its position to China as the world’s workshop. At the same time, it has the power to be ahead of China when it comes to knowledge. Not that the Chinese are far behind. They will get there. But our challenge is to invest sufficiently in education.” ~ Ratan Tata, Ratan Tata Quotes on education
  34. “I do not know how history will judge me, but let me say that I’ve spent a lot of time and energy trying to transform the Tatas from a patriarchal concern to an institutional enterprise. It would, therefore, be a mark of failure on my part if it were perceived that Ratan Tata epitomizes the Group’s success. What I have done is to establish growth mechanisms, play down individuals, and play up the team that has made the companies what they are. I, for one, am not the kind who loves dwelling on the ‘I’. If history remembers me at all, I hope it will be for this transformation.” ~ Ratan Tata

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