Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Any colour – so long as it’s black.

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

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

History is more or less bunk.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

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

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

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

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

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

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

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.

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

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

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

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.

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

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.