Henry Ford Quotes

This is a compilation of my favorite Henry Ford quotes.

Henry Ford was an industrialist, entrepreneur and businessman who is mostly known for being the founder of the Ford Motor Company. While he may not have invented the automobile, Henry Ford can be said to have started the automobile revolution when he created the Model T and also developed the assembly line system or mode of production.

Mr. Henry Ford also wrote some inspiring books like My Life and Work, Today and Tomorrow, Edison As I Know Him, The Case Against the Little White Slaver, My Philosophy of Industry as well as many others.

Here are some famous and best Henry Ford quotes on success, cars, money, education, learning, leadership and teamwork:

Henry Ford Faster Horse Quote

Henry Ford Quote: If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

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

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Henry Ford Working Together Quote

Henry Ford Quote: Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success

2. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

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Henry Ford Airplane Quote

Henry Ford Quote: When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it

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

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Famous Henry Ford Quotes

Famous Henry Ford Quotes

4. Don’t find fault, find a remedy. -Henry Ford

5. Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. -Henry Ford

6. My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. -Henry Ford

7. Impossible means that you haven’t found a solution yet. -Henry Ford

8. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. -Henry Ford

9. A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. -Henry Ford

10. Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. -Henry Ford

11. I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. -Henry Ford

12. A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. -Henry Ford

13. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. -Henry Ford

14. If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it. -Henry Ford

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

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16. History is more or less bunk. -Henry Ford

17. Those who walk with God always reach their destination. -Henry Ford

18. If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. -Henry Ford

19. Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it. -Henry Ford

20. I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible. -Henry Ford

21. Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. -Henry Ford

22. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. -Henry Ford

23. The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheet: its reputation and its people. -Henry Ford

24. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s dam is the history we make today. -Henry Ford

25. What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them. -Henry Ford

26. It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. -Henry Ford

27. 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. -Henry Ford

28. 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. -Henry Ford

29. There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes On Success

Henry Ford Quotes On Success

30. The secret of success is to understand the viewpoint of others. -Henry Ford

31. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. -Henry Ford

32. It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. -Henry Ford

33. There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. -Henry Ford

34. 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. -Henry Ford

35. 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. -Henry Ford

36. 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.

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37. Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. -Henry Ford

38. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. -Henry Ford

39. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford

40. Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. -Henry Ford

41. One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes About Cars

Henry Ford Quotes About Cars

42. Mark my word – A combination airplane and motor car is coming. -Henry Ford

43. Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black. -Henry Ford

44. Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.

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45. I invented nothing new. I simply combined the inventions of others into a car. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. -Henry Ford

46. The Model T blazed the way for the motor industry & started the movement for good roads everywhere. It is still the pioneer car in many parts of the world which are just beginning to be motorized. -Henry Ford

47. I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes About Money

Henry Ford Quotes About Money

48. Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it. -Henry Ford

49. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. -Henry Ford

50. Money is worth what it will help you to produce or buy and no more. -Henry Ford

51. All that money can do is buy us some one else’s work in exchange for our own. -Henry Ford

52. Those who stop marketing to save money are like those who stop a clock to save time. -Henry Ford

53. Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. -Henry Ford

54. Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services. -Henry Ford

55. Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that’s all. -Henry Ford

56. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

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57. Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. -Henry Ford

58. The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life. -Henry Ford

59. A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. -Henry Ford

60. It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. -Henry Ford

61. Old men are always advising young men to save money. That is bad advice. Don’t save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old. -Henry Ford

62. I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself. -Henry Ford

63. We teach children to save their money. As an attempt to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value. But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues of self-expression or self-expenditure. To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him to save. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes On Education And Learning

Henry Ford Quotes On Education And Learning

64. You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. -Henry Ford

65. An educated man is not one whose memory is trained to carry a few dates in history – he is one who can accomplish things. -Henry Ford

66. There are two extremes to be avoided: one is the attitude of contempt toward education, the other is the tragic snobbery of assuming that marching through an educational system is a sure cure for ignorance and mediocrity. -Henry Ford

67. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

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68. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. -Henry Ford

69. A man who cannot think is not an educated man however many college degrees he may have acquired. -Henry Ford

70. A man’s real education begins after he has left school. True education is gained through the discipline of life. -Henry Ford

71. The object of education is not to fill a man’s mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking. -Henry Ford

72. Merely gathering knowledge may become the most useless work a man can do. What can you do to help and heal the world? That is the educational test. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes On Leadership

Henry Ford Quotes On Leadership

73. Whatever you have, you must either use or lose. -Henry Ford

74. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. -Henry Ford

75. There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems. -Henry Ford

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

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77. An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. -Henry Ford

78. I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. -Henry Ford

79. The question who ought to be boss is like who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tunor. -Henry Ford

80. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. -Henry Ford

Henry Ford Quotes On Teamwork

Henry Ford Quotes On Teamwork

81. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. -Henry Ford

82. Why should I clutter my mind with general information when I have men around me who can supply any knowledge I need? -Henry Ford

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

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84. If two people agree, one of them is unnecessary. -Henry Ford

85. You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don’t seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together. -Henry Ford