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650 Inspirational Henry Ford Quotes On Teamwork (2023)

1. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford


2. “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it …. ” – Henry Ford


3. “It is not usual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet what else is he?” – Henry Ford


4. “Money will ruin the life of any man who treats it like anything but a tool with which to work.” – Henry Ford


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


6. “People who are capable of and fit for freedom liberate themselves from physical thralldom by substituting mind for muscle. ”


7. “If you always do what you always did - you'll always get what you always got.”


8. “The genius of the American people is Self-Reliance. ”


9. “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. ”


10. “I think that unless we know more about machines and their use, unless we better understand the mechanical portion of life; we are not able to enjoy the trees, the birds, the flowers, the sky and the nature to the fullest (~a little edited *_^*).”


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


12. “History doesn’t mean dates and wars and textbooks to me; it means the unconquerable pioneer spirit of man. ”


13. “Everything can always be done better than it is being done.”


14. “Speculation into thing already produced that is not business”


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


16. “in the beginning there was hardly any one who sensed that the automobile could be a large factor in industry. The”


17. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.”


18. ”Failure is the oppurtunity to begin again more intelligently. ”


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


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


21. “Ideas are of themselves extraordinarily valuable, but an idea is just an idea. Almost any one can think up an idea. The thing that counts is developing it into a practical product.”


22. “Her şey mümkündür...'İnanç , ümit edilen şeylerin esası , görülmeyen şeylerin delilidir”


23. “We ought to know more about the families who founded this nation, and how they lived. One way to do this is to reconstruct as nearly as possible the conditions under which they lived. ”


24. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford


25. “Oamenii isi pot cumpara masini de orice culoare poftesc, numai sa fie neagra! ”


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


27. “Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right.”


28. “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.”


29. “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. ”


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


31. “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ” – Henry Ford


32. ”Nothing is particularly very hard if you divide it in small jobs. ”


33. “If a young man wants to fit himself for the Politics of tomorrow, let him fit himself into essential industry for the purpose of learning how best to conduct it for the whole public good. ”


34. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. ”


35. “Luck and destiny are the excuses of the world’s failures. ”


36. “Thinking is the hardest thing a man can do, probably the reason so few of them do it. ”


37. “I don’t expect to retire. Every man must work, that’s his natural destiny. ”


38. “That man is best educated who knows the greatest number of things that are so, and who can do the greatest number of things to help and heal the world. ”


39. “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”


40. “Trouble with the world today is people don’t go to children enough. I don’t like old people. I stay away from them. ”


41. “Che tu creda di farcela o no, hai comunque ragione.”


42. “It is regrettable that people think about our monetary system, and of our economic structure, only in times of depression. ”


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


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


45. “Most people think that faith means believing something; often it means trying something, giving it a chance to prove itself. ”


46. “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. ”


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


48. “Success is 99 percent failure.” – Henry Ford


49. “If you think you can or think you can't your correct.”


50. “You are not saving when you are taking away from yourself becoming more productive. You are really taking away from your ultimate capital.”


51. “There is safety in small beginnings and there is unlimited capital in the experience gained by growing. ”


52. “The unhappiest man on earth is the one who has nothing to do. ”


53. “No one loses anything by raising wages as soon as he is able. It has always paid us. Low wages are the most costly any employer can pay. ”


54. “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.”


55. “An idealist is someone who helps other people to be prosperous”


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


57. “If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it.” – Henry Ford


58. “Si crees que puedes o no puedes, igual tienes la razón.”


59. “Most of the sickness in the world is caused by eating too much. ”


60. ”Don’t find a fault,find a remedy. ”


61. “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.”


62. “Fairs and public displays are the best means we have yet found of showing large numbers of people the real methods of industry. ”


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


64. “To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form. ” – Henry Ford


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


66. “Only one thing makes prosperity, and that is work. ”


67. “That is very much like asking: "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.”


68. “As members of the Ford Motor organization, we are engaged in the production of an article of use for the people of all countries. Our principle is to make our work as profitable for the buyer as for the seller. ”


69. “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.” – Henry Ford


70. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” – Henry Ford


71. “If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.”


72. “Machinery was invented by labor for labor-serving purposes. The wheel is the basis of the machine.” – Henry Ford


73. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.” - Henry Ford


74. “Everything is in flux, and was meant to be. Life flows. We may live at the same number of the street, but it is never the same man who lives there. ”


75. “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. ” – Henry Ford


76. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't you're right -”


77. “Suppression of progress plays into the hands of the social enemy. Every advance in social justice establishes the nation. ”


78. “America is not a land of money but of wealth—not a land of rich people, but of successful workers. ”


79. “success is 99% failure”


80. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”


81. “Kdybych poslouchal své zákazníky, býval bych jim dal jen rychlejšího koně.”


82. “When people are ‘stung’ in false investment schemes there are three causes; greed of something for nothing; sheer inability to know their mind; or infantile trustfulness. ”


83. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success. ” – Henry Ford


84. “An educated person, I think, is one who not only knows a lot but knows how to do a lot of things. ”


85. “Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all.”


86. “Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. ”


87. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”


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


89. “4. Manufacturing is not buying low and selling high. It is the process of buying materials fairly and, with the smallest possible addition of cost, transforming those materials into a consumable product and giving it to the consumer. Gambling, speculating, and sharp dealing, tend only to clog this progression.”


90. “No work with interest is ever hard.” – Henry Ford


91. "I am not a reformer. I think there is entirely too much attempt at reforming in the world and that we pay too much attention to reformers."


92. “Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right.”


93. “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.”


94. “We learn extra from our failures than from our successes.”


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


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


97. “Greatest thing in life is experience. Even mistakes have value. ”


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


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


100. “The most closely organized groups and movements in the world are those which have been the least friendly to the people’s progress and liberty. ”


101. “What right have you, save service to the world, to think that other men’s labor should contribute to your gains?”


102. “You are the Master of your Fate, the Captain of your Soul. ”


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


104. “Faith is one of the most effective tools in human equipment. I believe that faith works.” – Henry Ford


105. “Everything can always be done better than it is being done.” – Henry Ford


106. “Power and machinery, money and goods, are useful only as they set us free to live.” – Henry Ford


107. “A man’s college and university degrees mean nothing to me until I see what he is able to do with them. ”


108. “We wish all users of Ford cars to know what they are entitled to. ”


109. “The present method of producing milk is too laborious. I believe that we can make milk by scientific process, eliminating the cow. ”


110. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


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


112. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it." - Henry Ford


113. “The only prosperity the people can afford to be satisfied with is the kind that lasts. ”


114. “Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die.” – Henry Ford


115. “Put brains into the method, and more brains, and still more brains—do things better than ever before; and by this means all parties to business are served and benefited. And all of this can always be done.”


116. “The only true test of values, either of men or of things, is that of their ability to make the world a better place in which to live. ”


117. “To be good is not enough; a man must be good for something. ”


118. “Everyone knows that insufficient rest and gorging are not good for anyone, either physically or mentally. ”


119. “People didn’t want war—we were forced in it—how fast we finish it depends on how free a hand our generals and admirals have. The less interference they get from the politicians the quicker they’ll end it. ”


120. “Every business is a monarchy with, not a man, but an idea as king.” – Henry Ford


121. “Poetry without music may be beautiful, but music gives poetry wings and elevates it into song. That may be the reason for our love of song—it has wings and lifts us; with proper songs, it is a nourishing spiritual exercise. ”


122. “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


123. “You’ve got to teach youngsters the difference between right and wrong, but you shouldn’t try to poke it down their throats. Let them ask the questions and then give them the answers. ”


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


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


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


127. “Life, as I see it, is not a location, but a journey. Life flows. ”


128. “Most of the present acute troubles of the world arise out of taking on new ideas without first carefully investigating to discover if they are good ideas.”


129. “Suppression of progress plays into the hands of the social enemy. Every advance in social justice establishes the nation.”


130. “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


131. “That is the way I have always worked. I draw a plan and work out every detail on the plan before starting to build. For otherwise one will waste a great deal of time in makeshifts as the work goes on and the finished article will not have coherence. It”


132. “A low wage business is always insecure.” – Henry Ford


133. “I don’t know anybody so old he can’t do something useful. Just give them a chance and see. ”


134. “Perhaps no word is more overworked nowadays than the word "democracy," and those who shout loudest about it, I think, as a rule, want it least. I am always suspicious of men who speak glibly of democracy.”


135. “If you do what you always did, you get what you always gotten”


136. “In teaching the children at Greenfield Village, we are trying to get back some of the solid McGuffey qualities. ”


137. “Money doesn’t make us anyway, it just unmasks us. ”


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


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


140. “A department is a little factory unto itself with input and output”


141. “All that the Ford industries have done—all that I have done—is to endeavour to evidence by works that service comes before profit and that the sort of business which makes the world better for its presence is a noble profession.”


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


143. “Edison, to a greater extent than has ever been recognized, is the father of American industrial methods. ”


144. “Progress is a new season and the rule of progress is everything in its season. ”


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


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


147. “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


148. “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. ”


149. “Every failure is an opportunity to begin again with more information.”


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


151. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford


152. “In March, 1902, I resigned, determined never again to put myself under orders. The Detroit Automobile Company later became the Cadillac Company under the ownership of the Lelands, who”


153. “There had been observed in this country certain streams of influence which were causing a marked deterioration in our literature, amusements, and social conduct; business was departing from its old-time substantial soundness; a general letting down of standards was felt everywhere.”


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


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


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


157. “Whatever you resist will persist.” – Henry Ford


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


159. “The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debts.” – Henry Ford


160. “Faith is one of the most effective tools in the human equipment. I believe that faith works. ”


161. “Whatever it is, people who have more spare time than people ever had before get the sense of whirlwind pressure and repeat the common criticism that ‘we are going too fast. ’”


162. “Success is 99% failure. ”


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


164. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”


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


166. ”Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your Goal. ”


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


168. ..Yet if today has no meaning, the past was a Blank and the future is a Chaos.


169. “Two classes of people lose money; those who are too weak to guard what they have; those who win money by trick. They both lose in the end.” – Henry Ford


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


171. ”Whether you think you can,or you think you can’t-you’re right. ”


172. “An idealist is someone who helps other people to be prosperous.” – Henry Ford


173. “Don't find fault. Find a remedy.”


174. “Any man can learn anything he will, but no man can teach except to those who want to learn.”


175. “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.” – Henry Ford


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


177. “The only true test of values, either of men or of things, is that of their ability to make the world a better place in which to live.”


178. “The time is coming when man will be able to determine the length of his lifespan by controlling his diet. ”


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


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


181. ..we do not hire a man's history, we hire the man


182. “We are here for experience, and experience is a preparation to know the Truth when we meet it. ”


183. “Vision without execution is just hallucination. ”


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


185. “If you make what they need, and sell it at a price which makes possession a help and not a hardship, then you will do business as long as there is business to do. People buy what helps them just as naturally as they drink water.”


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


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


188. “To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense. ” – Henry Ford


189. “Politics in the true sense, have to do with the prosperity, peace and security of the people.”


190. “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. ”


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


192. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford


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


194. "There is one thing that can be said about menial jobs that cannot be said about a great many so-called more responsible jobs, and that is, they are useful and they are respectable and they are honest."


195. “And when a man is really at work, he needs no title. His work honours him.”


196. “Experience is the harvest of life, and every harvest is the result of a sowing. The experience which young people must crave is that of success in some service for which they are naturally fitted. ”


197. “Non si può costruire una reputazione basata sull'intenzione di fare qualcosa.”


198. “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.”


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


200. “Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die. ”


201. “The basically simple things are best, whether it’s automobiles or diets or philosophy. ”


202. “An able man is a man who can do things, and his ability to do things is dependent on what he has in him. What he has in him depends on what he started with and what he has done to increase and discipline it.”


203. “Poetry without music may be beautiful, but music gives poetry wings and elevates it into song. That may be the reason for our love of song-it has wings and lifts us; with proper songs, it is a nourishing spiritual exercise.”


204. “Experience is the thing of supreme value. ”


205. "Experience and reform do not go together. A reformer cannot keep his zeal at white heat in the presence of a fact. He must discard all facts."


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


207. “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. ”


208. “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.”


209. “There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can, and those who think they can't, and they're both right.”


210. “The world is held together by the mass of honest folk who do their daily tasks, tend their own spot in the world, and have faith that at last the Right will come fully into its own. ”


211. “The biggest goal can be achieved if you simply break it down into enough small parts.”


212. “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.”


213. “Ask 100 people what they want and 80 will not know. 15 will claim to know. 5 will have a preference. The 95 are the market, few of the 5 are willing to pay… Don't listen to the 5% who request the changes. Listen to the 95% who buy without making a fuss!”


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


215. “Two percent of the people think; three percent think they think, and 95 percent would rather die than think.” – Henry Ford


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


217. “A nation that knows how to work will never suffer. ”


218. “Whether you believe you can or you believe you can't, you are correct.”


219. “Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right.”


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


221. “Thinking calls for facts; facts are found by digging; but he who has gathered this wealth is well equipped for life.”


222. “Being greedy for money is the surest way not to get it, but when one serves for the sake of service—for the satisfaction of doing that which one believes to be right—then money abundantly takes care of itself.”


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


224. “For the day's work is a great thing—a very great thing! It is at the very foundation of the world; it is the basis of our self-respect.”


225. “Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.”


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


227. “The ability to know how to get the information is more important than using the mind as a garage of facts. ”


228. “Without scientific study, an employer does not know why he is paying a wage and the employee does not know why he is getting it.”


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


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


231. “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.” – Henry Ford


232. “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”


233. “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. ”


234. ”My best friend is the one who bringsout the best in me. ”


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


236. “It is easier to make money from money than it is to make money from business. Don’t take the acumen of bankers as any guide for business, all they know is money.” – Henry Ford


237. “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”


238. “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.”


239. "The vast majority of men ... want to be led. They want to have everything done for them and to have no responsibility."


240. “Yet if today has no meaning, the past was a Blank and the future is a Chaos. ”


241. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford


242. “The sense of injustice, more than the unjust condition itself, is what wears on men’s minds. ”


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


244. “Experience is the thing of supreme value".”


245. “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” – Henry Ford


246. “Money is like an arm or leg—use it or lose it. ”


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


248. “If we had more justice there would be less need of charity.”


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


250. "Leisure and work bring different results. If a man wants leisure and gets it - then he has no cause to complain. But he cannot have both leisure and the results of work."


251. “War is not a matter for the professional pacifist or militarist. It is for the unprofessional people. They finance and fight it, they bear its losses. Therefore, they should have the deciding voice concerning it. ”


252. “The only thing you can give a man without hurting him is an opportunity. ”


253. “When prices go up, business goes down. ”


254. “Nations are great as they are prosperous as they are industrious as they are just. ”


255. “Every success is the mother of countless others. ”


256. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking” – Henry Ford


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


258. "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."


259. “Believe in the best … have a goal for the best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best” – Henry Ford


260. “Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right”


261. “Let every American become steeled against coddling. Americans ought to resent coddling. It is a drug. Stand up and stand out; let weaklings take charity.”


262. “I will build a motor car for the great multitude—constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. ”


263. “A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.” – Henry Ford


264. ..the home of tomorrow will make women free for work..free to work as they like, not as they are bound to do by the past..work is the only real happiness..industry itself has been modernized so that almost any job in industry may be taken over by a woman.


265. “Anyone who stops learning i: old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”


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


267. “We are always seeking for those things which are in the clouds, not for those that lie at our feet. ”


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


269. “All of us need the annealing effect of Christ’s example to relieve the hardening we get in the daily struggle for material success. ”


270. “The time for a business man to borrow money, if ever, is when he does not need it.”


271. “2. A disregard of competition. Whoever does a thing best ought to be the one to do it. It is criminal to try to get business away from another man—criminal because one is then trying to lower for personal gain the condition of one's fellow man—to rule by force instead of by intelligence.”


272. “An idea is not necessarily good because it is old, or necessarily bad because it is new, but if an old idea works, then the weight of the evidence is all in its favor. Ideas are of themselves extraordinarily valuable, but an idea is just an idea. Almost any one can think up an idea. The thing that counts is developing it into a practical product.”


273. “The difference between a good government system and its poor administration is easily explained; the chief administrators are not bosses in the best sense. ”


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


275. “Money is like an arm or leg- use it or lose it.” – Henry Ford


276. “Our modern industrialism changed to motives of public service, will provide means to remove every injustice that gives soil for prejudice. ”


277. “Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. ” – Henry Ford


278. “A monopoly of jobs in this country is just as bad as a monopoly of bread!”


279. “If governments would only understand that if people are left alone they’ll work out their own salvation. ”


280. “The secret of success is to understand the viewpoint of others.” – Henry Ford


281. “No one ever wins a war. ”


282. “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. ”


283. “From the start, I had my own ideas about how the business should run. I wanted it to benefit everybody who contributed to its success: stockholders, labor, and the American public. ”


284. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy. ”


285. “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.”


286. “Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.” – Henry Ford


287. “I do not believe that material accumulation is the whole of success, and on the other hand I do not believe that true success ever excludes a sufficient possession of wealth, but wealth as a means, not as an end. ”


288. “whether you think you can or can't you're right”


289. “I think it should not be otherwise in industry. The men are there to get the greatest possible amount of work done and to receive the highest possible pay. If each man were permitted to act in his own way, production would suffer and therefore pay would suffer. Any one who does not like to work in our way may always leave.”


290. “The end of money is not easy but the opportunity to perform more service.” – Henry Ford


291. “Getting permanent value out of a job means purpose and fitting means to ends. ”


292. “Therefore in 1909 I announced one morning, without any previous warning, that in the future we were going to build only one model, that the model was going to be "Model T," and that the chassis would be exactly the same for all cars, and I remarked: "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”


293. “There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. ” – Henry Ford


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


295. “It is easier to make money from money than it is to make money from business. Don't take the acumen of bankers as any guide for business, all they know is money.”


296. “The ability to know how to get the information is more important than using the mind as a garage of facts.”


297. “Children have helped me a lot. ”


298. “We get some of our best results by letting fools Rush in where angels dear to tread”


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


300. “When bankers get into business they usually destroy it. ”


301. “Vision without execution is just hallucination.”


302. “For a long time now, I have believed that industry and agriculture are natural partners and that they should begin to recognize and practice their partnership. ”


303. “Without doubt, Thomas Edison is my greatest contemporary. ”


304. “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. ” – Henry Ford


305. “Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that’s all.” – Henry Ford


306. “As we serve our jobs we serve the world. ”


307. “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.” – Henry Ford


308. “The natural thing to do is to work to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort. Human ills flow largely from attempting to escape from this natural course.”


309. “If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don't have it.”


310. “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


311. “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.”


312. “Abbiamo bisogno di persone brave, non solo di brave persone.”


313. “One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” – Henry Ford


314. “One who fears failure limits his activities. ”


315. “Much depends on people knowing what opportunity means; it doesn’t mean a silver platter, it oftener means a spade. Self-help means something sterner than ‘help yourself’—reach over and take it. ”


316. “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government


317. “How soon will Ford blow up?" Nobody knows how many thousand times it has been asked since. It is asked only because of the failure to grasp that a principle rather than an individual is at work, and the principle is so simple that it seems mysterious.”


318. “You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. ”


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


320. “Our modern industrialism, changed to motives of public service, will provide means to remove every injustice that gives soil for prejudice.”


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


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


323. “The greatest day of my life was the day I married Mrs. Ford. ”


324. “Nothing can be made except by makers, nothing can be managed except by managers. Money cannot make anything and money cannot manage anything. ”


325. “No unemployment insurance can be compared to an alliance between a man and a plot of land. ”


326. “Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. ” – Henry Ford


327. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ”


328. “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.”


329. “Understand the difference between being at work and working.” – Henry Ford


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


331. “Three most deleterious things of modern life in their present order of importance are tobacco, alcohol, and intemperate eating. Both alcohol and tobacco are taboo in plants. ”


332. "Prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort. Human ills flow largely from attempting to escape from this natural course."


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


334. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.”


335. “Individualism is what makes cooperation worth living. ”


336. “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. ”


337. “With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. ”


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


339. “There is an immense amount to be learned simply by tinkering with things. It is not possible to learn from books how everything is made—and a real mechanic ought to know how nearly everything is made. Machines are to a mechanic what books are to a writer. He gets ideas from them, and if he has any brains he will apply those ideas.”


340. “As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. ”


341. “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. ”


342. “Education not just preparation for life, but part of life itself—a continuous art. ”


343. “Of all the follies the elder generation falls victim to this is the most foolish, namely, the constant criticism of the younger element who will not be and cannot be like ourselves because we and they are different tribes produced of different elements in the great spirit of Time. ”


344. “Will a billion dollars solve that sort of trouble? No, a billion dollars will only make the difficulty one billion dollars worse.”


345. “There are no dead ends. There is always a way out. What you learn in one failure you utilize in your next success. ”


346. “I think that unless we know more about machines and their use, unless we better understand the mechanical portion of life; we are not able to enjoy the trees, the birds, the flowers, the green fields, the sky and the nature to the fullest (~a little edited *_^*).”


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


348. “You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I’ll build the business right back again.” – Henry Ford


349. “The basis of peace should be a world federation. ”


350. “The great need of the world has always been for leaders. With more leaders, we could have more industry. More industry, more employment and comfort for all. ”


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


352. “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.”


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


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


355. “It is inevitable that any one who can borrow freely to cover errors of management will borrow rather than correct the errors.”


356. “What America needs most is aviation. ”


357. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford


358. “Strive for minimum waste, minimum profit, maximum distribution.”


359. “As we serve our jobs we serve the world.”


360. “Ci si myslite, ze to dokaze, alebo nedokaze, v oboch pripadoch mate pravdu.”


361. “To resent efficiency is a mark of inefficiency. ”


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


363. “Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”


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


365. “I'm looking for a lot of men with an infinite capacity for not knowing what cannot be done.”


366. ”If I’d asked my customers what they wanted. . they’d have said a faster horse. ”


367. “Those who never make mistakes work for those of us who do. ”


368. “The best way to make money in business is not to think too much about making it.” – Henry Ford


369. “Old men are always advising young men to save money. That is bad advice. Don’t save every nickel. Invest in yourself.”


370. “The remains of the old must be decently laid away; the path of the new prepared. That is the difference between revolution and progress. ”


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


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


373. “Every time you can so arrange that one man will do the work of two, you so add to the wealth of the country that there will be a new and better job for the man who is displaced.”


374. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right”


375. “Es gibt mehr Leute, die kapitulieren, als solche, die scheitern.”


376. “Four women have helped me: mother, sister, mother-in-law, and wife. ”


377. “Sometimes you just don't like somebody”


378. “Machines were devised not to do a man out of a job, but to take the heavy labor from man’s back and place it on the broad back of the machine. ”


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


380. “There can be no bosses in our country except the people. The job of the government is to serve, not to dominate. ”


381. “One needs to be successful in the conventional way to learn just how far away from success it may be. ”


382. “The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheet: its reputation and its people.” – Henry Ford


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


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


385. “Whether you think you can or you can't you're right.”


386. “The man who does not get a certain satisfaction out of his day's work is losing the best part of his pay.”


387. “All life is experience, and one level is exchanged for another only when its lesson is learned. ”


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


389. “If we could get all religions together on a common purpose—the elimination of jealousies and the things that make men covet another’s belongings, we would be a long way toward the goal of outmoding war, depression, and poverty. ”


390. “Anybody can do anything that he imagines. ”


391. “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.” – Henry Ford


392. “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” – Henry Ford


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


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


395. “Khi mọi thứ dường như đi ngược chống lại bạn, hãy nhớ rằng máy bay cất cánh ngược chiều gió, chứ không phải cùng chiều.”


396. “It is easy to give; it is harder to make giving unnecessary.”


397. “Hard knocks have a place and value, but hard thinking goes farther in less time. ”


398. “An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. ” – Henry Ford


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


400. “Everything can always be done better than it is being done. ”


401. “I haven’t put a pencil to a piece of paper, working out a problem, in years; I do it in my head. ”


402. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.”


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


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


405. “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. ”


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


407. “To do more for the world than the world does for you—that is success. ”


408. “Faith without action is delusion. Faith does not wait for miracles but produces them. If you think you can or if you think you can't, you are right.”


409. “No one will ever get anywhere in this world unless he becomes a teacher, one who can show others how to do things. ”


410. “Bất kỳ ai dừng học tập đều già, dù anh ta ở tuổi hai mươi hay tám mươi.”


411. “Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible.” – Henry Ford


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


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


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


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


416. “More men are beaten than fail. It is not wisdom they need or money, or brilliance, or "pull," but just plain gristle and bone.”


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


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


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


420. “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. ”


421. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again, only more intelligently.”


422. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. ”


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


424. “The charitable system that does not aim to make itself unnecessary is not performing service.”


425. “A peaceful nation is one that has the means to make war and restrains. ”


426. “Those who never make mistakes work for those of us who do.” – Henry Ford


427. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t you’re right.”


428. “Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount. ”


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


430. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young ”


431. “Most of the present acute troubles of the world arise out of taking on new ideas without first carefully investigating to discover if they are good ideas. An idea is not necessarily good because it is old, or necessarily bad because it is new, but if an old idea works, then the weight of the evidence is all in its favor. Ideas”


432. “Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right”


433. “If it doesn’t add value, it’s waste. ”


434. “Public officials are all right if they stay in their proper sphere and perform their proper functions but when they get greedy for wider scope and more power and money they lose their value and become parasites. ”


435. “I quit my job on August 15, 1899, and went into the automobile business...


436. “Youth should not be slandered. Boy nature and girl nature are less repressed and therefore more wholesome today than before. ”


437. “everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”


438. “Whether you believe you can or not, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


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


440. “Certain men do not need to compete. They are pioneers. ”


441. “We live in an era of tremendous facts. And the facts are facts. They are also unpleasant facts, which does not decrease their factual percentage one bit. ”


442. “Khi mọi thứ dường như đều chống lại bạn, hãy nhớ rằng máy bay cất cánh ngược gió, không phải theo chiều gió.”


443. “Speculation into thing already produced that is not business. ”


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


445. “Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage.”


446. “We are entering an era when we shall create resources which shall be so constantly renewed that the only loss will be not to use them. ”


447. “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”


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


449. “You can’t tell me you can make any system or country work with low wages and high prices, and high wages with high prices don’t mean anything when the prices eat up the wages and don’t leave anything over. ”


450. “The fact that a piece of work is now being done by nine men which used to be done by ten men does not mean that the tenth man is unemployed. He is merely not employed on that work, and the public is not carrying the burden of his support by paying more than it ought on that work—for after all, it is the public that pays!”


451. “Politics in the true sense, have to do with the prosperity, peace, and security of the people. ”


452. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business..”


453. ..That is what we are put in the world for, to get experience and to help others get it. It is the one thing no one can take away from us.


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


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


456. “As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow.”


457. “Do more for the world than it does for you.” – Henry Ford


458. “People are never so likely to be wrong as when they are organized. And they never have so little freedom. Perhaps that is why the people at large keep their freedom. People can be manipulated only when they are organized. ”


459. “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. ”


460. “Little difficulties are made to swell until they fill our horizon while the real big blessings of life are dwindled down to nothing. ”


461. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs” – Henry Ford


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


463. “I attribute whatever I may have been able to accomplish in life far more to my wife than to anything else and to everything else put together. ”


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


465. “We abolished every order blank and every form of statistics that did not directly aid in the production of a car. We had been collecting tons of statistics because they were interesting. But statistics will not construct automobiles—so out they went.”


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


467. “You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. ” – Henry Ford


468. “The young people got me interested in aviation. It is part of the motor age. Development is dependent on power. ”


469. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. ” – Henry Ford


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


471. “The problem with wise people. They always know what is wrong. So I never employ an expert in full bloom.”


472. “If the people really set their minds on anything it is impossible to prevent them from getting what they want. ”


473. “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. ”


474. “Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.”


475. “Be not bound by the present, but leave nothing to luck.”


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


477. “Quer você ache que pode, quer ache que não pode, de um jeito ou de outro você está certo.”


478. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice”


479. “The Bible does not need advertising by me, but I wish more people could be persuaded to read it. ”


480. “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. ”


481. “We have had just one main purpose during these years, and that is to give the people transportation of the most dependable quality at the lowest possible cost. ”


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


483. “Mediocrity is the worst enemy of prosperity. ”


484. “I cannot say that it was hard work. No work with interest is ever hard. I always am certain of results. They always come if you work hard enough. But it was a very great thing to have my wife even more confident than I was. She has always been that way.”


485. “Two classes of people lose money; those who are too weak to guard what they have; those who win money by trick. They both lose in the end. ”


486. “Everything is in flux, and was meant to be. Life flows. We may live at the same number of the street, but it is never the same man who lives there.”


487. “Whether you think you can—or think you can’t—you’re right!”


488. “The partnership of mind and matter is one which has existed since the beginning of time and cannot be dissolved. ”


489. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right”


490. “Competition is the lifeblood of industry. ”


491. “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. ”


492. “The present order often clumsy often stupid has this advantage over any other. It works. Doubtless it will merge by degrees into another order and it will also work. But not so much as to what it is, but as into what men will bring into it.”


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


494. “Many inventors fail because they do not distinguish between planning and experimenting. The”


495. “Sometimes, you just don’t like somebody. ”


496. “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


497. “Experience is the thing of supreme value. ” – Henry Ford


498. “If we had borrowed we should not have been under the necessity of finding methods to cheapen production.”


499. “Those who walk with God, always reach their destination. ”


500. “Don't cheapen the product; don't cheapen the wage; don't overcharge the public. Put brains into the method, and more brains, and still more brains—do things better than ever before; and by this means all parties to business are served and benefited.”


501. “If a device would save in time 10% or bring about results worth 10% then its absence is worth 10%.”


502. “That is what we are put in the world for, to get experience and to help others get it. It is the one thing no one can take away from us. ”


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


504. “The Model T blazed the way for the motor industry and started the movement for good roads everywhere. It is still the pioneer car in many parts of the world which are just beginning to be motorized. ”


505. “The greatest thing we can produce is character. Everything else can be taken from us, but not our character.” – Henry Ford


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


507. “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


508. “The gifted man bears his gifts into the world, not for his own benefit, but for the people among whom he is placed; for the gifts are not his, he himself is a gift to the community. ”


509. “Skepticism, if by that we mean cautiousness, is the balance wheel of civilization.”


510. ..The philosophy of life indicates that our principal business on this planet is the gaining of experience.


511. “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?”


512. “Life, as I see it, is not a location, but a journey. Even the man who most feels himself "settled" is not settled—he is probably sagging back. Everything is in flux, and was meant to be. Life flows. We may live at the same number of the street, but it is never the same man who lives there.”


513. “There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. ”


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


515. “Machinery was invented by labor for labor-serving purposes. The wheel is the basis of the machine. ”


516. “Teach children not to be gullible. ”


517. “I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in making, but shall draw its raw material largely from the annual produce of the fields. ”


518. “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.”


519. “There is nothing ever wrong with ability, ambition, achievement; but they can easily be wronged by being used to bad ends. ”


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


521. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right.”


522. “Working together is success. ”


523. “Money will ruin the life of any man who treats it like anything but a tool with which to work. ”


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


525. “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.”


526. “There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world’s ills will be cured.” – Henry Ford


527. “There should be rivalry between men and between business. ”


528. “I can visualize the time when almost every family will have a small plane in their back yard. ”


529. “Increasingly better product at an ever−decreasing price.”


530. “Music and song are, in my opinion, so fine and necessary a part of life that without them we cannot be said really to live at all. ”


531. “There is a problem with wise people. They always know what is wrong. So I never employ an expert in full bloom.” – Henry Ford


532. “An imitation may be quite successful in its own way, but imitation can never be success. Success is a first-hand creation. ”


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


534. “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. ”


535. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford


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


537. “Whereas once it was the customer who favored the merchant by dealing with him, conditions changed until it was the merchant who favored the customer by selling to him. That is bad for business. Monopoly is bad for business. Profiteering”


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


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


540. “The philosophy of life indicates that our principal business on this planet is the gaining of experience. ”


541. “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. ”


542. “It’s your thinking that decides whether you’re going to succeed or fail.” – Henry Ford


543. “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.”


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


545. “I’d like to devote about three years to the elimination of the cow. There’s no reason in the world why the chemist can’t discover the cow’s secret of converting vegetation into dairy products. ”


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


547. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”


548. “Progress through cautious, well founded experiments.”


549. “The difficulty is not in finding men to advance but men willing to be advanced. ”


550. “We live in an era of tremendous facts. And the facts are facts. They are also unpleasant facts, which does not decrease their factual percentage one bit. Our job is to understand them, to recognize their presence, to learn if we can what they signify and not to fall into the error of minimizing facts because they have a bitter flavor.”


551. “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't are both right.”


552. “There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail”


553. “We do not hire a man’s history, we hire the man. ”


554. “You are not "saving" when you prevent yourself from becoming more productive.”


555. “Money doesn't make us anyway it just unmasks us.”


556. “When we are through, we shall have reproduced American life as lived; and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part of our history and tradition. ”


557. “given a good idea to start with, it is better to concentrate on perfecting it than to hunt around for a new idea. One idea at a time is about as much as any one can handle.”


558. “A happy and contented nation is an example to the whole world. Where there is contentment there must be peace. ”


559. “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.”


560. “As betting at the race ring adds neither strength nor speed to the horse, so the exchange of shares in the stock market adds no capital to business, no increase in the production and no purchasing power to the market. ”


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


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


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


564. “The difficulty is not in finding men to advance but men willing to be advanced.”


565. “Those who stop marketing to save money are like those who stop a clock to save time.” – Henry Ford


566. “There is no failure except failure to serve one’s purpose. ”


567. “Work mixed with management becomes not only easier but more profitable. The time is past when anyone can boast about ‘hard work’ without having a corresponding result to show for it. ”


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


569. “Any man can learn anything he will, but no man can teach except to those who want to learn. ”


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


571. “If you don’t think of the future, you won’t have one.” – Henry Ford


572. “Thinking calls for facts; facts are found by digging, but he who has gathered this wealth is well equipped for life. ”


573. “The industrial value of leisure as a promoter of the consumption of goods and thus as a stimulant to business have been proved. ”


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


575. “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.” – Henry Ford


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


577. “True education is gained through the discipline of life. There”


578. “The more you think, the more time you have.” – Henry Ford


579. "When we are at work we ought to be at work. When we are at play we ought to be at play. There is no use trying to mix the two. ... When the work is done, then the play can come, but not before."


580. “I I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”


581. “Impossible means that you haven’t found a solution yet .” – Henry Ford


582. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford


583. “We are here for an experience, and experience is a preparation to know the Truth when we meet it.” – Henry Ford


584. “Life is neither old or new, ancient or modern, but simply more or less vivid—any song or musical composition will live that expresses or reproduces this vividness of life. ”


585. “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. ”


586. “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


587. “History is more or less bunk. ”


588. “A man ought to be able to live on a scale commensurate with the service that he renders.”


589. “The most dangerous notion a young man can acquire is that there is no more room for originality. There is no large room for anything else. ”


590. “Public officials are all right if they stay in their proper sphere and perform their proper functions but when they get greedy for wider scope and more power and money they lose their value and become parasites.”


591. “Profits made out of the distress of the people are always much smaller than profits made out of the most lavish service of the people at the lowest prices that competent management can make possible. ”


592. “The end of money is not ease but the opportunity to perform more service.”


593. “Depressions aren’t acts of God; like wars, they are the work of a small group of men who profit by them. ”


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


595. “Man minus the Machine is a slave; Man plus the Machine is a freeman. ”


596. “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.”


597. “What is life but education, anyway?”


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


599. “Man is a comparative being. Substandard things must go before super-standard things can come. ”


600. “As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow. We”


601. “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.” – Henry Ford


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


603. “Buying ahead of requirements does not pay. Any wins are negated later down the line.”


604. “With all the wealth of the world at hand, there are human beings who hunger, whole nations who suffer cold. The judgment for this condition, for misusing Nature’s gifts, is the judgment upon man’s failure, man’s unsteadiness. Leadership is the thing. ”


605. “Everybody wants to be someplace he ain't.”


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


607. “Every advance begins in a small way and with the individual.”


608. “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.”


609. “If I’d listened to customers, I’d have given them a faster horse.” – Henry Ford