"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
Henry Ford was the man who revolutionized the automobile industry. This stalwart established the Ford Motor Company and set the world to spin on wheels! He is credited with the development of the first affordable automobile. His first brainchild was the Quadricycle which had wheels of a bicycle, and a gasoline engine. The first car was launched by him in 1908, and was known as Model T.
Although his achievements were laudable, he attracted mass contempt due to his anti-Jew beliefs and ideas which found expression in his newspaper, The Dearborn Independent. The paper was closed down in 1927. He held the Jews responsible for the World War I. Also, he didn't hire Jew officials in his company.
Nevertheless, his contribution to transport and communication is beyond comparison. Here are some famous quotes by Henry Ford that can motivate you.
Henry Ford Quotes
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success."
"Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die."
"There is no failure except failure to serve one's purpose."
"A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time."
"He who has made a thousand things and he who has made none, both feel the same desire: to make something."
"Yet if today has no meaning, the past was a Blank and the future is a Chaos."
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."
"There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
"Don't find fault, find a remedy."
"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste."
"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."
"An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous."
"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success."
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it."
"Money is like an arm or leg -- use it or lose it."
"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."
"There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems."
"When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves."
"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
"Vision without execution is just hallucination."
"When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
"You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader."
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
"A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one."
There are ample ideas that Ford has shared with the world, through his quotes and other writing. He shall continue to inspire generations.