43 Famous Quotes By Dhirubhai Ambani That Will Shed Light Onto A Different Side Of His Personality

Dhirubahi Ambani is a name every Indian reckons. He is the epitome of rags to riches story.Initially a yarn trader Ambani went on to revolutionize the telecommunications scenario in the country. Reliance Industries was named among the top Fortune 500 companies in terms of revenue.

One time the business tycoon was attending a Navratri celebration, where a classical dancer Nita (who would later become his daughter in law) was performing. Dhirubhai was impressed by her performance and gave her a call the next day. Nita who was unaware of this disconnected the call saying 'Wrong Number' when the person on the other side introduced himself as Dhirubhai Ambani. He called a second time and said "I'm Dhirubhai Ambani, may I talk to Nita?" Thinking someone was prank calling her she replied, "If you are Dhirubhai Ambani, I'm Elizabeth Taylor!" and disconnected. The third time around Nita's dad received the call and he was initially perplexed but gathered his wits and said, "Nita pick up the phone and talk and talk nicely and politely because it is Dhirubhai Ambani!!" A flummoxed Nita took the receiver and greeted him, in traditional Gujarati style, saying ‘Jayashree Krishna’.

If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

- Against All Odds: A Story Of Courage, Dhirubhai Ambani

A vision has to be within reach not in the air. It has to be achievable.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Meeting the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is my expectation.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. And our efforts greater.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

The problem with Indians is that we have lost the habit of thinking big!

- Dhirubhai Ambani

For those who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win!

- Dhirubhai Ambani

My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into opportunities.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. Better we keep biscuits and go.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Often people think opportunity is a matter of luck. I believe opportunities are all around us. Some seize it. Others stand and let it pass by.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Only when you dream it you can do it.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

We can't change our rulers, but we can least teach them how to rule us.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

You have to take the calculated risk, to earn something

- Dhirubhai Ambani

I sincerely believe that Indians have the ability to compete with the best in the world.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

We bet on people.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

True entrepreneurship comes only from risk-taking.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

You do not require an invitation to make profits.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

I live the Gita.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Tax is for the poor or the stupid people.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Meeting the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is my expectation.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

We cannot change our rulers, but we can change the way they rule us.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Secret of my success was to have ambition and know minds of men

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction. I believe that ambition and initiative will ultimately triumph.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Between my past, the present and the future, there is one common factor: Relationship and Trust. This is the foundation of our growth.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Keep your morale high, in spite of setbacks. At the end you are bound to succeed.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Pursue your goal, even in the face of difficulties. Convert difficulties into opportunities.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

I dream of India becoming a great economic superpower.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Does making money excite me? No, but I have to make money for my shareholders. What excites me is achievement, doing something difficult.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

I consider myself a pathfinder. I have been excavating the jungle and making the road for others to walk. I like to be the first in everything I do.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

A motivated manpower is the most important thing.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

My commitment is to produce at the cheapest price and the best quality.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

There is no question about that (retirement). Business is my hobby. It is not a burden to me. In any case Reliance now can run without me.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Never. Till my last breath I will work. To retire there is only one place- the cremation ground.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

One must have ambition and one must understand the minds ... of men.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

You accuse me of black marketing, but which of you has not slept with me?

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Play on the frontiers of technology. Be ahead of the tomorrows.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

The success of the young entrepreneur will be the key to India's transformation in the new millennium.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

I am deaf to the word 'no'

- Dhirubhai Ambani

If you're born poor it's not your fault but if you die poor it's your fault.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Don't give up, courage is my conviction.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

We must always go for the best. Do not compromise on quality. Reject if it is not the best - not only the best in India, but globally.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

Challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction. I believe that ambition and initiative will ultimately triumph.

- Dhirubhai Ambani

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