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.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't.
There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can.
All that money can do is buy us some one else's work in exchange for our own.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
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 who is not capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
You take all the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it.
The only change people like is the one that jingles in their pocket.
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 doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
An American can have a Ford in any color so long as its black.
Money is like an arm or a leg use it or lose it.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
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.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
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.
We feel the plant is more than an intent to knock the socks off competition, ... We feel this plant is a substantial lasting contribution to the living standards of all Americans.
The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want, then forget it, and go about your business. Suddenly, the idea will come through. It was there all the time.
A scatterbrain is one who never has an unspoken thought.
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.
The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
One's own employees ought to be one's own best customers. Paying high wages is behind the prosperity of this country.
Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions.
Whether you think you can or think you can't you are right.
The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services
History is more or less bunk.
Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently try again.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.
An idealist is a man who helps other people to be prosperous.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets.
There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.
There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.
Don't find fault, find a remedy anybody can complain.
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it if you are sick you should not take it.
Our recent engagement with the union has been conducted in a constructive and open atmosphere, and I look forward to this continuing.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Time and money spent in helping men do more for themselves is far better than mere giving
More Henry Ford Quotations (Based on Topics)
Money & Wealth - Man - World - Business & Commerce - History - Success - Mind - Experience - Time - Work & Career - Thought & Thinking - Abilities - Opportunity - Education - Enthusiasm - Wisdom & Knowledge - Charity - Medicine & Medical - Capital - View All Henry Ford Quotations
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -