Henry Ford Quotes

Most popular Henry Ford Quotes

Don't find fault, find a remedy.
— Henry Ford
If you think you can or can't . . . you are right.
— Henry Ford
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
— Henry Ford

friendship

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
— Henry Ford

action

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
— Henry Ford

business

Before anything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
— Henry Ford
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
— Henry Ford

problems

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

success & failure failure success

An idealist is one who helps the other fellow to make a profit.
— Henry Ford

idealist

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

boring people

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
— Henry Ford
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.
— Henry Ford
A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.T
— Henry Ford
What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.

evil

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
— Henry Ford

confidence management believe in yourself

Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're absolutely right.
— Henry Ford
Any man who would really benefit mankind must reach them through his work.
— Henry Ford
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
— Henry Ford

attitude

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

management failure

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

obstacles

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
— Henry Ford
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
— Henry Ford
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
— Henry Ford

critical thinking funny

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
— Henry Ford
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
— Henry Ford

unity cooperation

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
— Henry Ford
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.
— Henry Ford
It is not the employer who pays—he only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages.
— Henry Ford

business economics

Everybody wants to be someplace he ain't. As soon as he gets there he wants to go right back.
— Henry Ford

Travel

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

problems

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
— Henry Ford
It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages.
— Henry Ford

business

Work is our sanity, our self respect, our salvation. So far from being a curse, work is the greatest blessing.
— Henry Ford
A dollar that stays 100 cents is as necessary as a pound that stays 16 ounces and a yard that stays 36 inches.

inflation money

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
— Henry Ford
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
— Henry Ford

believe in yourself management

A manufacturer is not through with his customer when a sale is completed.  He has then only started with his customer.

customers

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

business

Asking "Who ought to be boss?" is like asking "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
— Henry Ford

management leadership power

There is a subtle danger in a man thinking that he is "fixed" for life. It indicates that the next jolt of the wheel of progress is going to fling him off.

progress

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

old age

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 his angle as well as from your own.
— Henry Ford

negotiation success

It is no longer a distinction to be rich. . . Men do not care for money as they once did. . . What we accumulate by way of useless surplus does us no honor.
— Henry Ford
Wealth is nothing more or less than a tool to do things with. It is like the fuel that runs the furnace or the belt that runs the wheel—only a means to an end.

wealth

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

business

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

experience money ability knowledge

The high wage begins down in the shop. If it is not created there it cannot get into pay envelopes. There will never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work.
— Henry Ford
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 that we make today.
— Henry Ford

history

A problem is a challenge to your intelligence.  Problems are only problems until they are solved, and the solution confers a reward upon the solver.  Instead of avoiding problems we should welcome them and through right thinking make them pay us profits.

problem-solving