Henry Ford is one of America’s foremost industrialists, a business magnate, the inventor of the Ford Model T car and the founder of Ford Motor Company.
Ford never had love for the family farm so he started his journey by working as an apprentice machinist in Detroit. Because he put passion in what he was doing, Ford became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company, and after becoming chief engineer, he had enough money to focus his attention on personal experiments.
Thus, in 1903, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company. He developed the assembly line mode of production, which had a huge impact on the industry. This led to selling millions of cars and made Ford Motor Company one of the most famous companies worldwide.
Here are 25 Henry Ford quotes to make you see that you can achieve anything as long as you use your resources wisely.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Vision without execution is just hallucination.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
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.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn’t do.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
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.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.
There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
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.