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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. He was one of the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the mass production of affordable automobiles.

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“I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1910 Interview in Chicago Tribune (25 May 1916)

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

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1910 Remarks from the witness stand, to a court in Mount Clemens, Michigan (July 1919), as quoted in Thesaurus of Epigrams: A New Classified Collection of Witty Remarks, Bon Mots and Toasts (1948) by Edmund Fuller, p. 162

“International financiers are behind all war. They are what is called the international Jew: German-Jews, French-Jews, English-Jews, American-Jews … the Jew is the threat.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1910 Henry Ford, quoted in New York World, 1919, as cited in: Martin Allen (2002). Hidden Agenda: How the Duke of Windsor Betrayed the Allies. p. 55-56

“So, while the people are indeed supreme over the written Constitution, the spiritual constitution is supreme over them. The French Revolutionists wrote constitutions too—every drunken writer among them tossed off a constitution. Where are they? All vanished. Why? Because they were not in harmony with the constitution of the universe. The power of the Constitution is not dependent on any Government, but on its inherent rightness and practicability.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1920s Henry Ford (1922). Ford Ideals: Being a Selection from "Mr. Ford's Page" in The Dearborn Independent. p. 323; as cited in: William A. Levinson, Henry Ford, Samuel Crowther. The Expanded and Annotated My Life and Work: Henry Ford's Universal Code for World-Class Success. CRC Press, 2013. p. xxix

“History is bunk. What difference does it make how many times the ancient Greeks flew their kites?”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1920s History is Bunk, Says Henry Ford, Special to The New York Times, New York Times, October October 29, 1921. p. 1

“I've never made a flight in an airplane, and I don't know that I'm particularly anxious to. I would, though, like to take a trip in a dirigible. Bring one out here some time, won't you, Doctor Eckener, and give me a ride?”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1920s Raymond J. Brown. "Henry Ford Says, 'There Is Always Room for More'," in: Popular Science, Vol. 106, nr. 2 (Feb 1925), p. 37

“I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan. I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock. Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men’s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1920s Interview in the San Francisco Examiner (26 August 1928)

“There's just one thing that's permanent in this world, and that's change. And when a man gets too old to change, why, then, he dies. And after that, who knows? Do we go on somewhere else? We'd all like to think so; it seems sometimes as though something inside us was telling us that we do. But if we do live on, then one thing is sure: The fellows who are afraid all the time that they may lose what they've got will lose out over there just the way they lose out here. And the big prizes will keep right on going to the fellows who do their duty and have faith. That's all there is to happiness, according to my way of thinking—just doing your duty and having faith.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1920s Interview with Bruce Barton, "It Would Be Fun To Start Over Again," The American Magazine, April 1921

“Money doesn't change men. It merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish, or arrogant, or greedy, the money brings it out; that's all.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1920s Interview with Bruce Barton, "It Would Be Fun To Start Over Again," The American Magazine, April 1921

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“The provision of a whole new system of electric generation emancipated industry from the leather belt and line shaft, for it eventually became possible to provide each tool with its own electric motor. This may seem only a detail of minor importance. In fact, modern industry could not be carried out with the belt and line shaft for a number of reasons. The motor enabled machinery to be arranged in the order of the work, and that alone has probably doubled the efficiency of industry, for it has cut out a tremendous amount of useless handling and hauling. The belt and line shaft were also tremendously wasteful – so wasteful indeed that no factory could be really large, for even the longest line shaft was small according to modern requirements. Also high speed tools were impossible under the old conditions – neither the pulleys nor the belts could stand modern speeds. Without high speed tools and the finer steels which they brought about, there could be nothing of what we call modern industry.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther (1930). Edison as I Know Him. Cosmopolitan Book Company. p. 15

“Through all the years that I have been in business I have never yet found our business bad as a result of any outside force. It has always been due to some defect in our own company, and whenever we located and repaired that defect our business became good again - regardless of what anyone else might be doing. And it will always be found that this country has nationally bad business when business men are drifting, and that business is good when men take hold of their own affairs, put leadership into them, and push forward in spite of obstacles. Only disaster can result when the fundamental principles of business are disregarded and what looks like the easiest way is taken. These fundamentals, as I see them, are: (1) To make an ever increasingly large quantity of goods of the best possible quality, to make them in the best and most economical fashion, and to force them out onto the market. (2) To strive always for higher quality and lower prices as well as lower costs. (3) To raise wages gradually but continuously B and never to cut them. (4) To get the goods to the consumer in the most economical manner so that the benefits of low cost production may reach him. These fundamentals are all summed up in the single word 'service'... The service starts with discovering what people need and then supplying that need according to the principles that have just been given.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s Henry Ford in: Justus George Frederick (1930), A Philosophy of Production: A Symposium, p. 32; as cited in: Morgen Witzel (2003) Fifty Key Figures in Management. p. 196

“The average man won't really do a day's work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s Quoted in The Zanesville Sunday Times-Signal [Zanesville, Ohio] (15 March 1931): On reasons for the Great Depression

“Let them fail; let everybody fail! I made my fortune when I had nothing to start with, by myself and my own ideas. Let other people do the same thing. If I lose everything in the collapse of our financial structure, I will start in at the beginning and build it up again.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s February 11, 1934; quoted in: Peter Collier, ‎David Horowitz (2001). The Fords: An American Epic. p. 108

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

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s As quoted in The High School Teacher, Vol. XI (1935), p. 60

“What we need is some financial engineers.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 11, 1936

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

— Henry Ford

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Source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., 1930s

“We have only started on our development of our country — we have not as yet, with all our talk of wonderful progress, done more than scratch the surface. The progress has been wonderful enough — but when we compare what we have done with what there is to do, then our past accomplishments are as nothing. When we consider that more power is used merely in ploughing the soil than is used in all the industrial establishments of the country put together, an inkling comes of how much opportunity there b ahead. And now, with so many countries of the world in ferment and with so much unrest everywhere, is an excellent time to suggest something of the things that may be done — in the light of what has been done. When one speaks of increasing power, machinery, and industry there comes up a picture of a cold, metallic sort of world in which great factories will drive away the trees, the flowers, the birds, and the green fields. And that then we shall have a world composed of metal machines and human machines. With all of that I do not agree. I think that unless we know more about machines and their use, unless we better understand the mechanical portion of life, we cannot have the time to enjoy the trees, and the birds, and the flowers, and the green fields.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., My Life and Work (1922): Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther (1922), http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7213, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. p. 1; as cited in: William A. Levinson, Henry Ford, Samuel Crowther. The Expanded and Annotated My Life and Work: Henry Ford's Universal Code for World-Class Success. CRC Press, 2013. p. xxvii

“I am not a reformer. I think there is entirely too much attempt at reforming in the world and that we pay too much attention to reformers. We have two kinds of reformers. Both are nuisances. The man who calls himself a reformer wants to smash things. He is the sort of man who would tear up a whole shirt because the collar button did not fit the buttonhole. It would never occur to him to enlarge the buttonhole. This sort of reformer never under any circumstances knows what he is doing. Experience and reform do not go together. A reformer cannot keep his zeal at white heat in the presence of a fact. He must discard all facts.”

— Henry Ford

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“As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow.”

— Henry Ford

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“Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.”

— Henry Ford

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“Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., My Life and Work (1922): Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther (1922), http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7213, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. p. 72. Chapter IV, : Remark about the Model T in 1909; this has often been paraphrased, e.g.: "You can have any color as long as it's black."

“I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., My Life and Work (1922): Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther (1922), http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7213, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. p. 73. Chapter IV.

“We are not against borrowing money and we are not against bankers. We are against trying to make borrowed money take the place of work. We are against the kind of banker who regards a business as a melon to be cut. The thing is to keep money and borrowing and finance generally in their proper place, and in order to do that one has to consider exactly for what the money is needed and how it is going to be paid off.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., My Life and Work (1922): Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther (1922), http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7213, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. Chapter 11, Money and Goods,

“The people are on the side of sound money. They are so unalterably on the side of sound money that it is a serious question how they would regard the system under which they live, if they once knew what the initiated can do with it.”

— Henry Ford

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Quote source: There are more people who surrender, than those who fail., My Life and Work (1922): Henry Ford and Samuel Crowther (1922), http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7213, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. p. 110. Chapter XII.

“Bankers play far too great a part in the conduct of industry...”

— Henry Ford

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“The average successful banker is by no means so intelligent and resourceful a man as is the average successful business man. Yet the banker through his control of credit practically controls the average business man.”

— Henry Ford

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“The banker is, as I have noted, by training and because of his position, totally unsuited to the conduct of industry. If, therefore, the controllers of credit have lately acquired this very large power, is it not to be taken as a sign that there is something wrong with the financial system that gives to finance instead of to service the predominant power in industry? It was not the industrial acumen of the bankers that brought them into the management of industry.”

— Henry Ford

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