Essential Words of Wisdom from Henry Ford

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

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

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

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.

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

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

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

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

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

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

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.

1921 Henry Ford With Model T

1921 Henry Ford With Model T

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

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.

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

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.

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

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

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