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The Famous Quotes of Henry Ford

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Ford Motor Company is in its eleventh decade of operation and has never been more profitable or built better automobiles.  While it has gone through many decades of mediocrity, it began as perhaps the most successful industrial powerhouse at the beginning of the twentieth century.  Much of that credit goes to its iconic founder Henry Ford.  Henry Ford made very profound, yet simple quotes.  The quotes apply to business, to communities, to churches, to individuals or teams.  Here are some of them:

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

Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.

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

It is failure that is easy. Success is always hard.

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

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

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

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.

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

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

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing inn life is to keep your mind young.

We can still learn a lot from this icon of the last century.  His wisdom is timeless.