5 inspirational quotes by Jamsetji Tata that will inspire you

Jamsetji Tata in full Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata founded the Tata Group, which started with a textile mill in central India in the 1870s. He was a pioneer industrialist whose aspirational goals and vision helped catapult India into the elite group of industrialized nations.

His ideas and vision shaped an extraordinary business empire. He was also a patriot and humanist. His characteristics made him a unique person. His humaneness set him apart and placed him in the pantheon of modern India’s greatest sons.


Here are 5 inspirational quotes by Jamsetji Tata that will inspire you

1. “With honest and straightforward business principles, close and careful attention to details, and the ability to take advantage of favourable opportunities and circumstances, there is a scope for success.”

2. “There is one kind of charity common enough among us… It is that patchwork philanthropy which clothes the ragged, feeds the poor, and heals the sick. I am far from decrying the noble spirit which seeks to help a poor or suffering fellow being… [However] what advances a nation or a community is not so much to prop up its weakest and most helpless members, but to lift up the best and the most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country.”

3. “We do not claim to be more unselfish, more generous or more philanthropic than other people. But we think we started on sound and straightforward business principles, considering the interests of the shareholders our own, and the health and welfare of the employees, the sure foundation of our success.”

4. “Freedom without the strength to support it and, if need be, defend it, would be a cruel delusion. And the strength to defend freedom can itself only come from widespread industrialisation and the infusion of modern science and technology into the country’s economic life.”

5. “In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but is in fact the very purpose of its existence.”