Henry Ford Quotes

Vision without execution is just hallucination. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black. Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. 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. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. ou 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. 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. You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it: if you are sick you should not take it. The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life. It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. 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. There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

Henry Ford

1863 - 1947