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36 inspiring things that Henry Ford said

Founder of Ford Motor Company Henry Ford was an American industrialist born on July 30, 1863. Pioneer of the assembly-line mode of mass production, Ford had an intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations. Ford was known for his revolutionary, global vision of consumerism as the key to peace; by manufacturing inexpensive goods by skilled workers  who earn high wages.

We share 36 of the most inspiring quotes by Henry Ford:

 

On the power of your thoughts:

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"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right."

"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."

 

On staying focus:

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"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."

 

On resistance:

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"When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

 

On failure and learning from your mistakes:

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"Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again."

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necesary to a worthwhile achievement."

"There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail."

 

On learning:

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

 

On education:

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"You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year."

 

On life:

"Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward."

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

 

On thinking:

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

 

On taking actions:

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"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

"Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain."

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

"Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice."

"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."

 

On leadership:

"You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader."

 

On enthusiasm:

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars."

"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."

 

On success:

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"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."

"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success."

"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it."

 

On possibilities:

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

 

On unity:

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

 

On work ethics and integrity:

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"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."

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

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

"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."

 

On importance of customer:

"Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages."

 

On security:

"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."

 

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