Henry Ford Quotations

Henry Ford was instrumental in revolutionizing the transportation industry with the advent of Ford Motor Company. Read on to know some great quotations by Henry Ford himself.
| Sunday, October 12, 2008

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Greenfield, Michigan (America). Henry Ford was an industrialist with a vision to succeed. During the early days of his life, Henry invented the Quadricycle which was the first horseless means of transport. Later on Henry Ford went on to introduce Model T Automobile in the American markets. With its huge success, Henry Ford was successful in revolutionizing the American manufacturing industry (especially the transportation industry).

Here are some great quotes by the famous inventor and innovator - Henry Ford:

"There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured."

"Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward."

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. "

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."

"The average man won't really do a day's work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it."

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas."

"You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together."

"If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own."

"The question "Who ought to be boss"" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet"" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor."

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

"A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one."

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. "

"Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black."

"It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages."

"Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind."

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste time."

"I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible."

"Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets."

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."

"The high wage begins down in the shop. If it is not created there it cannot get into pay envelopes. There will never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work."

"Thinking is the hardest work there is. Which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. "

"I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. "

The quotes that follow by Henry are some of my personal favorites:

"It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history."

"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. "

"You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year."

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