Quotes by Henry Ford

Henry Ford (1863-1947) was known as an American Industrialist that revolutionized the automotive industry. While Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, he did radically change the manufacturing of the automobile by introducing the moving assembly line that allowed the mass production of an automobile more Americans could afford. The moving assembly line allowed such efficient production of the auto that Ford actually lowered the price of a Model T from $850 to $ 290 after the use of the moving assembly line saved time and labor. Ford also doubled the wages of his workers drawing a mass of workers to his manufacturing plant in Detroit. Henry Ford was a man who believed in speaking whatever was on his mind. You may recognize several of the quotes below which were spoken by Henry Ford.

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

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

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

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

“Success is 99% failure.”

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–either way, you are right.”

“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.”

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

“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 grief which we endure help us in our marching onward.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

 “Money is like an arm or a leg – use it or lose it”

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

“The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

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

“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.”

“The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want, then forget it, and go about your business. Suddenly, the idea will come through. It was there all the time.”

“A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.”

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