Henry Ford was a leading American industrialist and was most notable as the founder of the Ford Motor Company. He was responsible for the development of the assembly line which was the first sight of mass production. Along with taking industry in America to the next level, Ford engaged in philanthropic activity such as the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit which was the original purpose of the Ford Foundation and is now one of the world’s largest foundations. He was a brilliant man who has some of the most influential and powerful words of wisdom, here’s the list of the top inspiring Henry Ford quotes…
10. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
A powerful testament stating that business is much more than just money. Company moral, energy, doing things right ethically are all very important along with making money. Even one of the wealthiest business men of all time understood that making money is not the only element of a successful business.
9. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
When the vision, focus and energy of everyone involved is aligned in the same direction, then the outcome of success is inevitable, and the business will prosper. Business plans and mission statements are great resources giving purpose to everyone’s work.
8. “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
Quality has a lot to do with having great ethics along with doing things in fine detail no matter what. It’s extremely important to have genuine values and ethics in business, your job and especially in life. Not just when the magnifying glass is in focus!
7. “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”
Ford understood the necessity of problem solving and stressed upon how important it is to be solution orientated. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs to ever walk the great planet have had the ability and desire of figuring out and ultimately fixing the solutions to the complications that human beings faced. Henry Ford is certainly no exception with his creations of the assembly line and of course the Ford automobile along with many other inventions.
6. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
There are people we often call “friends” who lean on us, become envious and can unfortunately bring us down to their level, these are not “true” friends. Lifters are those who, like Henry Ford explains, are real friends who not only bring out the best in us but also push for us to reach our highest levels.
5. “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”
When we are enthusiastic, we are passionate. And when we are passionate, we achieve and accomplish so much more because we are excited, thrilled and full of high energy if you will, to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Henry Ford does a great job of explaining the emotions, indicators, effects and ultimately the feelings that one attains when they are enthusiastic.
4. “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.”
Money should never be a defining factor in being more independent. People often believe that if they have more money, they don’t need to rely on others, however, its knowledge, experience and ability that will allow us to become more independent. Money is simply a result of knowledge, experience, and ability.
3. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
Nothing bad really happens from failing, other then choosing to give up, and the very wise Henry Ford knew that. Success is a result of learning from our mistakes. When one fails, they will have the opportunity to dissect and better understand how to come back with more intelligence of what it takes to reach their pinnacle.
2. “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.”
A remarkable quote that describes how powerful humans really are, especially those who can overcome their fears and limitations. We can either shun away from our anxieties and fears or we can face them dead on. When we do, we develop character, we become more confident in ourselves and we realize that we can pretty well do anything we set out for.
1.“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”
Henry Ford acknowledges how the journey of life unfolds and evolves as we fail, learn, succeed and how ultimately our experiences shape us into who we become. We learn and grow from our failure to build our sense of self as we experience the essence and events of life.
It is very clear why Henry Ford was so successful. He was an intelligent man who understood some of the most important principles of life and applied them to achieve great accomplishments. Surprisingly he was born in 1863; most people today still do not understand or know how to apply these laws. Following these commandment style quotes will guide you reaching a ton success and an overall fulfilling lifestyle!