Henry Ford Quotes to Keep Your Motivation High for Greater Success in Your Life

Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, known for the development of assembly line concept for the mass production of cars. With this concept, he revolutionized the automobile industry and made cars more affordable for the middle class. So, Henry Ford Quotes will motivate all of us to keep pushing ourselves for our success.

Ford Model T was regarded as the first affordable car, with the price of around $825 in 1908 until it has decreased to $575 with the development of production methods.

Henry Ford is known for Fordism – The combination of high wages and high efficiency. It’s been many years since he left us but still, he is a known person for the Automobile revolution and an inspirational icon for all of us.

Here are 45 Henry Ford Quotes on Thinking, Learning, Success, and more

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Henry Ford Quotes


1. Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. 

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

3. Don’t find fault, find a remedy. 

4. There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do. 

5. If there is anyone 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. 

6. Vision without execution is just hallucination. 

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

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

9. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. 

10. One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn’t do. 

Henry Ford Quotes about Learning


11. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

12. Any man can learn anything he will, but no man can teach except to those who want to learn.

13. That man is best educated who knows the greatest number of things that are so, and who can do the greatest number of things to help and heal the world.

14. Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount

15. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

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16. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

17. If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

18. You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.  

Airplane Takes off against the Wind


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

Henry Ford Quotes on Advertising and Customers


20. Those who stop marketing to save money are like those who stop a clock to save time.

21. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.

22. Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages.

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

24. There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

What You Think You Can 


25. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.

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26. You may think the grass is greener on the other side. But if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green.

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

28. I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.

Henry Ford Quotes on Success


29. The key to success is to understand one’s destiny and do it.

30. To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is a success.

31. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

32. Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

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33. The short successes that can be gained in a brief time and without difficulty, are not worth much.

34. One needs to be successful in a conventional way to learn just how far away from the success it may be.

35. Some men may succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.

Henry Ford on Joining and Working together as Team

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

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

38. An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

39. Be A Leader

You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.

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40. You can do anything if you have enthusiasm.

41. It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

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42. Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

43. To be good is not enough; a man must be good for something.

44. If you always do what you’ve always done you will always get what you always got.

45. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.


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