The Best Henry Ford Quotes

Henry Ford was the founder of Ford Motor Company. The following are some great quotes by him.


“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.”


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


“Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.”


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


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


“The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.”


“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”


“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”


“There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.”


“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t.”


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


“Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.”


“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.”


“You don’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”


“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”


“Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.”


“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.”


“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.”


“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”


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


“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”


“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.”


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

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”


“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.”


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


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


“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 competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”


“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.”


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


“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 make today.”


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


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


“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.”


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


“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes 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.”


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


“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.”


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


“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.”

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