Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A collection of motivational quotes by Henry Ford on business, leadership and life.

76 Inspirational Quotes By Henry Ford That Will Inspire You To Think Big

Quick Facts

Famous As: Businessman

Born On: July 30, 1863

Died On: April 7, 1947

Born In: Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.

Founder / Co Founder: Ford Motor Company

Died At Age: 83

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.

Henry Ford

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

Henry Ford

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right.

Henry Ford

Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.

Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

Henry Ford

Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain

Henry Ford

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Henry Ford

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

Henry Ford

Vision without execution is just hallucination.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice

Henry Ford

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

Henry Ford

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.

Henry Ford

Success is 99% failure

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

I see no advantage in these new clocks. They run no faster than the ones made 100 years ago.

Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford

There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.

Henry Ford

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necesary to a worthwhile achievement".

Henry Ford

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Henry Ford

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

Money doesn't make us anyway it just unmasks us.

Henry Ford

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

Henry Ford

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.

Henry Ford

To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success.

Henry Ford

Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.

Henry Ford

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

Henry Ford

There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

Money is like an arm or leg- use it or lose it.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

Henry Ford

To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form.

Henry Ford

I am looking for a lot of men who have and infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

Sometimes you just don't like somebody

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness.

Henry Ford

Experience is the thing of supreme value".

Henry Ford

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.

Henry Ford

Don't find fault. Find a remedy.

Henry Ford

It is not usual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet what else is he?

Henry Ford

The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt.

Henry Ford

As we serve our jobs we serve the world.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

Es gibt mehr Leute, die kapitulieren, als solche, die scheitern.

Henry Ford

Speculation into thing already produced that is not business

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

Power and machinery, money and goods, are useful only as they set us free to live.

Henry Ford

Edsel is the artist in our family. Art is something I know nothing about.

Henry Ford

The natural thing to do is to work—to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort.

Henry Ford