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Henry Ford Quotes


Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry. His application of the assembly line enabled mass production and reduced the price to a level that the average person could afford.
(1863 - 1947)

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

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

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

A man who stops advertising to save money, is like a man who stops the clock to save time.
[Advertising]
 

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

All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the single spark of individuality that makes him different from other folks, and develop that for all he is worth. Society and schools may try to iron it out of him; their tendency is to put it all in the same mold, but I say don't let that spark be lost; it is your only real claim to importance.
[Individuality]
 

An American can have a Ford in any color so long as its black.
 

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

Any color - so long as it's black.
[Black]
 

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.
[Age]
 

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

Asking 'who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
[Ability]
 

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

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

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

Change is not always progress....A fever of newness had been everywhere confused with the spirit of progress.
[Progress]
 

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
[Self Reliance]
 

Clearly, this shows that the more practice you have, the more prepared you are if it happens and the more likely you are to know how to react.
[Practice]
 

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
[Success]
 

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


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