Henry Ford Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old henry ford quotes, henry ford sayings, and henry ford proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.     

Henry Ford

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.     

Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can't – you are right.     

Henry Ford

Economy has frequently nothing whatever to do with the amount of money being spent, but with the wisdom used in spending it.     

Henry Ford

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.     

Henry Ford

The only prosperity the people can afford to be satisfied with is the kind that lasts.     

Henry Ford

The Government is a servant and never should be anything but a servant. The moment the people become adjuncts to government, then the law of retribution begins to work, for such a relation is unnatural, immoral, and inhuman.     

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.     

Henry Ford

If it doesn't add value, it's waste.     

Henry Ford

Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.     

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

You can have any colour as long as it's black.     

Henry Ford

Machines were devised not to do a man out of a job, but to take the heavy labor from man's back and place it on the broad back of the machine.     

Henry Ford

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.     

Henry Ford

If there is any one 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.      

Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.     

Henry Ford

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.     

Henry Ford

Paying good wages is not charity at all-it is the best kind of business.     

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Merely gathering knowledge may become the most useless work a man can do. What can you do to help and heal the world? That is the educational test.     

Henry Ford

The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.     

Henry Ford

The more you think, the more time you have.     

Henry Ford

A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.     

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.     

Henry Ford

Two classes of people lose money; those who are too weak to guard what they have; those who win money by trick. They both lose in the end.     

Henry Ford

Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product.     

Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.     

Henry Ford

Every one knows that insufficient rest and gorging are not good for anyone, either physically or mentally.     

Henry Ford