"Live Life a little dangerously"
"Never start with diffidence, Always start with confidence"
"When you work, work as if everything depends on you. When you pray, pray as if everything depends on God"
"We have to find the intermediate ways and means of restoring a degree of stability to our politics and more than a degree of safety to our citizens"
"Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse"
"Quality is first engineered; only then it is inspected"
"Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work"
"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."
"Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation, wrong priorities and unattainable targets"
"Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it; it grows when you spread it"
"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"
"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"
"I never had any interest in making money. None of my decisions were influenced by whether it would bring me money or wealth"
"I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country"
"Good human relations not only bring great personal rewards but are essential to the success of any enterprise"
"Common people have an appetite for food; uncommon people have an appetite for service"
"Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience"
"Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence"