Henry Ford quotes talk about his views on business and how he viewed many issues that existed in his day. He talked about money and its sometimes negative impact, he also shares some philosophy that sounded at times like an old proverbs. Many of his quotes are filled with wisdom and are considered sound business principles. A media outlet believed that Elon Musk who runs Tesla can learn from a man like Ford.
Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business magnate. He was the founder of the Ford Motor Company that manufactured the famous Ford T automobiles in the early 1900s. His company built the limousine that Franklin D Roosevelt rode in as President at the time. He also sponsored what eventually became the mass production line for making automobiles at a faster pace. Below are a number of his quotes.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."
“You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
“Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
"Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain."
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.."
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
“Vision without execution is just hallucination."
“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black."
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.”
“When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ...."
“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste."
“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice."
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs"
“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."
"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."
“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."
"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."
“You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year."
"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it."
“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."
“There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got."
“Success is 99% failure"
"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."
“I see no advantage in these new clocks. They run no faster than the ones made 100 years ago."
“Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necesary to a worthwhile achievement."
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
“Money doesn't make us anyway it just unmasks us."
“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."
“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large."
“To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success."
“An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous."
“There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail."
“I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible."
“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."
Henry Ford quotes certainly have the ability to help anyone who is on the quest to be an entrepreneur. It is certain many rich men today like Warren Buffet and others learned from the life of Ford. If you want to start your own business then let these quotes inspire you to success.