Henry Ford


American Auto Manufacturer

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

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.

Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.

The human race cannot forever exist half-exploiter and half-exploited.

There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

If there is any secret to success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from his angle as well as from your own.

Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goal.

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.

Don't find fault. Find a remedy.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Believe in your best, think your best, study your best, have a goal for your best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best - and in the long run, things will work out for the best.

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.

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

Good will is one of the few really important assets of life. A determined man can win almost anything he goes after, but unless, in his getting he gains good will he has not profited much.

History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.

If everyone is moving forward together, then success will take care of itself.

The way to succeed is double your failure rate.

We now know that anything which is economically right is also morally right: there can be no conflict between good economics and good morals.

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Change is not always progress… A fever of newness has been everywhere confused with the spirit of progress.

Intemperate eating kills more people than tobacco and alcohol, because it is the most widespread fault… If people knew how to eat properly they would retain their youthful resiliency much longer.

There are always two kinds of people in the world – those who pioneer and those who plod. The plodders always attack the pioneers. They say that the pioneers have gobbled up all the opportunity, when, as a plain matter of fact, the plodders would have nowhere to plod had not the pioneers first cleared the way.

One who fears limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to intelligently begin again.

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American Auto Manufacturer