Henry Ford Quotes
People can have the Model T in any color - so long as it's black.
Remark about Model T made in 1909 according to autobiography. Ford was forced to introduce a choice of colors in 1925.
Some day the ethics of business will be universally recognized, and in that day business will be seen to be the oldest and most useful of all the professions.
My Life and Work (1922)
As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow.
My Life and Work
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.
My Life and Work
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
My Life And Work
Business is never so good and sound and healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets.
Ford Ideals (1922). The book was comprised of a selection from "Mr. Ford's Page" in The Dearborn Independent.
The only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.
Chicago Tribune, May 25, 1916
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.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person’s place and to see things from his point of view-as well as your own.
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 is all.
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.
The cure for materialism is to have enough for everybody and to share. When people are sure of having what they need they cease to think about it.
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.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is why so few people engage in it.