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Henry Ford Quotes


Henry Ford Henry Ford was the industrialist whose mass production techniques lowered the cost of cars into a price bracket where Americans could afford to buy and thus he popularised the motor vehicle and his Model T Ford went on to sell in excess of 15 million vehicles. He promoted consumerism and succeeded in lowering costs while maintaining a good wage for his workers so they could feed into the economy and help it to grow. Imaginative innovators also make for uttering great one liners, so here is my compilation of 15 of the best Henry Ford quotes, I hope you enjoy them.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Henry Ford
  • Born: 30th July 1863, Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: 7th April 1947, Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
  • Occupation: Industrialist and car manufacturer
  • Business firsts: He was the founder of the Ford Motor Company
  • Industrial firsts: Inventor of the Ford Model T car in 1908, the model T went on to sell a then record breaking 15,007,034 cars
  • Influenced: In an unlikely turn of events Ford influenced Adolf Hitler with his book The International Jew, Hitler stated the Volkswagon would be based on the Model T and kept a portrait of the American car maker in his office
  • Nickname: His moniker is "The People's Tycoon"
  • Politics: He ran for office in Michigan under the Democrats in 1918 narrowly losing out to Republican candidate Truman Newberry
  • Trivia: The Ford Motor Company is the 5th largest car manufacturer in the world and one of the largest family owned businesses on the planet

"The secret of success is to understand the viewpoint of others"

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

"Impossible means that you haven't found a solution yet"

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

"Whether you believe you can or not, you're right"

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently"

Henry Ford

"The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheet: its reputation and its people"

Henry Ford

"If you don't think of the future, you won't have one"

Henry Ford

"If two people agree, one of them is unnecessary"

Henry Ford

"Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis"

Henry Ford

"Luck and destiny are the excuses of the world's failures"

Henry Ford

"Two percent of the people think; three percent think they think, and 95 percent would rather die than think"

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

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