35 Inspiring Henry Ford Quotes On Business And Life

35 Inspiring Henry Ford Quotes On Business And Life
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Henry Ford Quotes

“Luck and destiny are the excuses of the world’s failures.”

Quoted in the Observer16 March 1930

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

As quoted in News Journal [Mansfield, Ohio] (3 August 1965) – Attributed from posthumous publications

“Bankers play far too great a part in the conduct of industry.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

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

As reported in: Time, Volume 61, Issues 14-26 (Time Incorporated, 1953), p. 103. It’s also attributed to “N. W. in The Saturday Evening Post” in The Reader’s Digest, Volume 32 (Reader’s Digest Association, 1938), p. 60

“People can have the model T in any color—so long as it’s black.”

quoted in Allan Nevins, with Frank Ernest Hill, Ford, v. 2, 1957

“Money is worth what it will help you to produce or buy and no more.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)
“Life, as I see it, is not a location, but a journey. Life flows.”

“What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.”

in Observer 16 March 1930

“Idleness warps the mind.”

Ford Ideals: Being a Selection from “Mr. Ford’s Page” in The Dearborn Independent (ed. 1922)

“Paying good wages is not charity at all-it is the best kind of business.”

The Amazing Story of Henry Ford (ed. 1922)
“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

“It is not usual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet what else is he?”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

“For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

“The man who is too set to change is dead already. The funeral is a mere detail.”

My Life and Work (ed. 2007)
“AN idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”

“Our policy is to reduce the price, extend the operations, and improve the article.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

“Power and machinery, money and goods, are useful only as they set us free to live.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

“The public should always be wondering how it is possible to give so much for the price they pay.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)
“The man who has the largest capacity for work and thought is the man who is bound to succeed.”

“A man ought to be able to live on a scale commensurate with the service that he renders.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

“Every depression is a challenge to every manufacturer to put more brains into his business.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)

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

As quoted in The High School Teacher, Vol. XI (1935), p. 60
“A man who cannot think is not an educated man however many college degrees he may have acquired.”

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

Moving Forward (ed. 1930)

“The human mind is a channel through which things-to-be are coming into the realm of things-that-are.”

Ford Ideals: Being a Selection from “Mr. Ford’s Page” in The Dearborn Independent (ed. 1922)
“The only motive that can keep politics pure is the motive of doing good for one’s country and its people.”

“Borrowing for expansion is one thing; borrowing to make up for mismanagement and waste is quite another.”

Ford Ideals: Being a Selection from “Mr. Ford’s Page” in The Dearborn Independent (ed. 1922)

“Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)
“Change is not always progress. … A fewer of newness has everywhere confused with the spirit of progress.”

“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.”

My Life and Work: Top Biography (ed. 2015)
“A man’s real education begins after he has left school. True education is gained through the discipline of life.”

“No work with interest is ever hard. I am always certain of results. They always come if you work hard enough.”

My Life and Work, 1922

“The object of education is not to fill a man’s mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking.”

Ford Ideals: Being a Selection from “Mr. Ford’s Page” in The Dearborn Independent (ed. 1922)
“An imitation may be quite successful in its own way, but imitation can never be Success. Success is a first-hand creation.”

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