76 Inspirational Quotes By Henry Ford That Will Inspire You To Think Big
Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.
Founder / Co Founder:
Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford who founded Ford Motors was the man who almost single-handedly revolutionized the automobile industry by introducing mass-production. The American industrialist launched Model T car and incorporated the concept of assembly line mode of production. Since a young age, tools and machinery attracted Henry and he would repair watches for friends and family using tools made by him. Ford began his career under the guidance of inventor Thomas Edison, who later encouraged Henry to develop his gasoline automobile. President Woodrow Wilson insisted that Ford contested in the elections for Senate. However, he agreed on the condition that he wouldn't shell out a penny for campaigning. Henry eventually lost but only by a margin of 4500 votes, despite the lack of campaigning. Ford was a man who believed in the presence of a 'Master Mind', "Somewhere is a Master Mind sending brain wave messages to us. There is a Great Spirit. I never did anything by my own volition. I was pushed by invisible forces within and without me."
The following section lists a compilation of inspirational quotes by the famous American industrialist, Henry Ford.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. Vision without execution is just hallucination. Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. When everything seem 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 Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do. Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it. Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government
take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian. You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year. There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. 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. I see no advantage in these new clocks. They run no faster than the ones made 100 years ago. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necesary to a worthwhile achievement". Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Money doesn't make us anyway it just unmasks us. A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. The way to learn to do things is to do things. The way to learn a trade is to work at it. Success teaches how to succeed. Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already. You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success. Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible. We try to pay a man what he is worth and we are not inclined to keep a man who is not worth more than the minimum wage. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. Money is like an arm or leg- use it or lose it. As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty and special privilege grow Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form. I am looking for a lot of men who have and infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don't know what the hell the rest of the United States is. That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness. Sometimes you just don't like somebody It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. Experience is the thing of supreme value". Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense. Don't find fault. Find a remedy. It is not usual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet what else is he? The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt. As we serve our jobs we serve the world. History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today. Es gibt mehr Leute, die kapitulieren, als solche, die scheitern.
It ought to be the employer’s ambition as leader to pay than any similar line of business, and it ought to be the workman’s ambition to make it possible
Power and machinery, money and goods, are useful only as they set us free to live.
Edsel is the artist in our family. Art is something I know nothing about.
The natural thing to do is to work—to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort.
Speculation into thing already produced that is not business That the earth produces, or is capable of producing, enough to give decent sustenance to everyone—not of food alone, but of everything else we need. For everything is produced from the earth.