The Wisdom of Henry Ford

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

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

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

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

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

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.

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.

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.

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

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

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.

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

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.

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.



More Quotes can be found at the The Henry Ford Research Center