55 Famous Henry Ford Quotes on Success, Life & Business

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55 Famous Henry Ford Quotes

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

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

3. “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.”

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

5. “Success is 99% failure.”

6. “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.”

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

8. “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.”

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

10. “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.”

11. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. “Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.”

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

20. “If I had asked them what they had wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”

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

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

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

24. “Vision without execution is just hallucination.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. “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.”

36. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. “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.”

47. “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.”

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

49. “Any colour – so long as it’s black.”

50. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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