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74 Inspirational Henry Ford Quotes on Business, Success and Life

Henry Ford was born on the 30th of July, 1863. He was one of eight children of William and Mary Ford.

Henry was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and is accredited for transforming the automobile industry by adopting the technic of division of labour and mass production of automobile.

Ford also took initiative to reduce the work day from nine to eight hours. He also increased the daily wage from $2.34 to $5, making Ford the best paid employer.

Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83.

Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.

Henry Ford

Any colour – so long as it’s black.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

Henry Ford

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

History is more or less bunk.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

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.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

There isn’t a person anywhere that isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.

Henry Ford

Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.

Henry Ford

There is joy in work. All that money can do is buy us some one else’s work in exchange for our own. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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Henry Ford

If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right!

Henry Ford

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

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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