As the innovative and inspirational go, Henry Ford has to be up there with the finest of all time. The founder of the Ford Motor Company, he converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical and affordable means of transport that would go on to have a monolithic impact on the landscape of the world as we know it today. He was a man of ingenuity, passion and many a wise word. Here, we take a look at 20 of his greatest and most profound quotes…
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
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.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
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.
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.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
There is no man living that cannot do more than he thinks he can.
Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it.
Vision without execution is just hallucination.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.