44 Henry Ford Quotes: Best Sayings of a Pioneer

1. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” — HENRY FORD

2. “A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.” — HENRY FORD

3. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” — HENRY FORD

4. “Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that’s all.” — HENRY FORD


5. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning  stays young.” — HENRY FORD

6. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.” — HENRY FORD

7. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” — HENRY FORD

8. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” — HENRY FORD

9. “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” — HENRY FORD

10. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” — HENRY FORD

11. “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.” — HENRY FORD

12. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” — HENRY FORD

13. “Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.” — HENRY FORD

14. “The best way to make money in business is not to think too much about making it.” — HENRY FORD

15. “There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter.” — HENRY FORD

16. “Understand the difference between being at work and working.” — HENRY FORD

17. “Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one’s talents and gifts to the benefits of others – these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.” — HENRY FORD

18. “Those who walk with God, always reach their destination.” — HENRY FORD

19. “People are as happy as they choose to be.” — HENRY FORD

20. “Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.” — HENRY FORD

21. “An innovator should have understanding of one’s customers and their problems via empirical, observational, anecdotal methods or even intuition.” — HENRY FORD

22. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” — HENRY FORD

23. “Believe in the best … have a goal for the best, never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best, and in the long run things will turn out for the best.” — HENRY FORD

24. “Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.” — HENRY FORD

25. “The unhappiest man on earth is the one who has nothing to do.” — HENRY FORD

26. “An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.” — HENRY FORD

27. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” — HENRY FORD

28. “Money is like an arm or leg- use it or lose it.” — HENRY FORD

29. “You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the spark in your eye, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters, they have fortitude, they have strong qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.” — HENRY FORD

30. “The secret of success is to understand the viewpoint of others.” — HENRY FORD

31. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. It’s simple, fantasize, rehearse, then go out into the world and DO IT!” — HENRY FORD

32. “Most people think that faith means believing something; oftener it means trying something, giving it a chance to prove itself.” — HENRY FORD

33. “The object of education is not to fill a man’s mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking.” — HENRY FORD

34. “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” — HENRY FORD

35. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” — HENRY FORD

36. “You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I’ll build the business right back again.” — HENRY FORD

37. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” — HENRY FORD

38. “Don’t expect people to respect you for what you are “planning” to do.” — HENRY FORD

39. “There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.” — HENRY FORD

40. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” — HENRY FORD

41. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — HENRY FORD

42. “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — HENRY FORD

43. “A man’s real education begins after he has left school. True education is gained through the discipline of life.” — HENRY FORD

44. “To live a great life, you must believe in yourself. Let these quotes help you to create a mindset for believing in yourself… Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.” — HENRY FORD

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