Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 - April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. - Wikipedia
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
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.
Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.
A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
History is more or less bunk.
I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself - in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.
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.
A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.