Latest Henry Ford Quotes

I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself - in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.

Thinking is hard work, which is why so few people do it.

Three rules: I do not eat too much; I do not worry too much; and, if I do my best, I believe that what happens, happens for the best.

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the spark in your eye, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters, they have fortitude, they have strong qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

The more detailed the plan, the easier the trip.

Greatest thing in life is experience. Even mistakes have value.

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

Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.

If you don't think of the future, you won't have one.

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

Mediocrity is the worst enemy of prosperity.

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

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

If I'd listened to customers, I'd have given them a faster horse.

The true measure of a successful leader is their ability to discover the hidden talent in those they lead and challenge them to achieve greatness. If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you are right.

Greatest thing we can produce is character. Everything else can be taken from us, but not our character.

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.

A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.

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.

Whether you believe you can or not, you're right.

Impossible means that you haven't found a solution yet .

The object of education is not to fill a man's mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking.

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

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

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.

You may think the grass is greener on the other side. But if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green.

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.

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

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm.

Whatever your goal in life, the beginning is knowledge and experience.

We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s dam in the history we make today.

Too many men are afraid of being fools.

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

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

Those who stop marketing to save money are like those who stop a clock to save time.

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

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

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

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

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

The key to success is to understand one’s destiny and do it.

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.

The greatest things in life are experience even mistakes have value.

Some men may succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.

Playing good wages is not charity at all – it is the best kind of business.

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

Never complain. Never explain.

It is not the employer who pays the wages. The employer only handles the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking & monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

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.

If there is anyone 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 do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.

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

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

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?

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

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

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.

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