Henry Ford

United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)

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Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.
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.
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
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.
Asking 'Who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'Who ought to be the tennor in the quartet' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
History is bunk.
History is more or less bunk.
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 damn is the history we made today.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
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.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
Life is a series of experiences, each one 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.
Money is like an arm or leg -- use it or lose it.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
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.
People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black.
Reading musses up my mind.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do to more for the betterment of life.
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.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
There is no man living that cannot do more than he thinks he can!
There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
There is no such thing as no chance.
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.
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.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
You don't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

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