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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Henry Ford Quotes - Part 1

Henry Ford giving a rare radio speech.

Henry Ford was one of the most vocal of all industrialists during the 1920s- 1940s. He talked about everything from manufacturing to farming and then some. It comes as no surprise that he said alot of quotable quotes. Below are some examples.

"When I was a kid all my toys were tools. They still are!" 
As told to Samuel Crowther by Henry Ford during the writing of Ford's first book, "My Life and Work"

"A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one."
"Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets"

"Don't find a fault, find a remedy"

"Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don't need it, if you are ill you can't do it"

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

"I'll send Harry and 6 of his men over to take care of Hitler. We'll have him in no time"- In reference to Harry Bennett, head of Ford Service on a question of what he'd do about getting rid of Hitler.

"The further a man can look back, the further he can see ahead" 
1928 Radio interview with Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone

"Vision without execution is just hallucination." 

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

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

“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.”

"With one foot in Agriculture and the other in Industry, America is safe."