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“I think it should not be otherwise in industry. The men are there to get the greatest possible amount of work done and to receive the highest possible pay. If each man were permitted to act in his own way, production would suffer and therefore pay would suffer. Any one who does not like to work in our way may always leave.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Poetry without music may be beautiful, but music gives poetry wings and elevates it into song. That may be the reason for our love of song-it has wings and lifts us; with proper songs, it is a nourishing spiritual exercise.”
Henry Ford
“Public officials are all right if they stay in their proper sphere and perform their proper functions but when they get greedy for wider scope and more power and money they lose their value and become parasites.”
Henry Ford
“In March, 1902, I resigned, determined never again to put myself under orders. The Detroit Automobile Company later became the Cadillac Company under the ownership of the Lelands, who”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can, and those who think they can't, and they're both right.”
Henry Ford
“Khi mọi thứ dường như đi ngược chống lại bạn, hãy nhớ rằng máy bay cất cánh ngược chiều gió, chứ không phải cùng chiều.”
Henry Ford
“whether you think you can or can't you're right”
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“The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more service for the betterment of life.”
Henry Ford, My Life And Work
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right”
Henry Ford
“Abbiamo bisogno di persone brave, non solo di brave persone.”
Henry Ford
“If an employer urges men to do their best, and the men learn after a while that their best does not bring any reward, then they naturally drop back into "getting by." But if they see the fruits of hard work in their pay envelope—proof that harder work means higher pay—then also they begin to learn that they are a part of the business, and that its success depends on them and their success depends on it.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.”
Henry Ford
“Therefore in 1909 I announced one morning, without any previous warning, that in the future we were going to build only one model, that the model was going to be "Model T," and that the chassis would be exactly the same for all cars, and I remarked: "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Ось так буває з мудрими людьми - вони настільки розумні й практичні, що до останньої коми завжди знають, чому щось не може бути зроблено. Вони завжди знають про обмеження. І саме тому я ніколи не користуюся послугами поважних експертів. Якщо я б схотів підступно знищити конкурентів, то підсунив би їм купу найдосвідченіших фахівців. Вони надавали б стільки корисних порад, що напевне ця компанія ніколи б не спромоглася на виробництво чогось корисного.”
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“We learn extra from our failures than from our successes.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Bolshevism failed because it was both unnatural and immoral. Our system stands. Is it wrong? Of course it is wrong, at a thousand points! Is it clumsy? Of course it is clumsy. By all right and reason it ought to break down. But it does not—because it is instinct with certain economic and moral fundamentals. The economic fundamental is labour. Labour is the human element which makes the fruitful seasons of the earth useful to men. It is men's labour that makes the harvest what it is. That is the economic fundamental: every one of us is working with material which we did not and could not create, but which was presented to us by Nature.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.”
Henry Ford
“There is no reason why a man who is willing to work should not be able to work and to receive the full value of his work. There is equally no reason why a man who can but will not work should not receive the full value of his services to the community. He should most certainly be permitted to take away from the community an equivalent of what he contributes to it. If he contributes nothing he should take away nothing. He should have the freedom of starvation. We”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“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. We”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“I have never been able to understand on what theory the original investment of money can be charged against a business. Those men in business who call themselves financiers say that money is "worth" 6 per cent, or 5 per cent, or some other per cent, and that if a business has one hundred thousand dollars invested in it, the man who made the investment is entitled to charge an interest payment on the money, because, if instead of putting that money into the business he had put it into a savings bank or into certain securities, he could have a certain fixed return. Therefore they say that a proper charge against the operating expenses of a business is the interest on this money. This idea is at the root of many business failures and most service failures. Money is not worth a particular amount. As money it is not worth anything, for it will do nothing of itself. The only use of money is to buy tools to work with or the product of tools. Therefore money is worth what it will help you to produce or buy and no more. If a man thinks that his money will earn 5 per cent, or 6 per cent, he ought to place it where he can get that return, but money placed in a business is not a charge on the business—or, rather, should not be. It ceases to be money and becomes, or should become, an engine of production, and it is therefore worth what it produces—and not a fixed sum according to some scale that has no bearing upon the particular business in which the money has been placed. Any return should come after it has produced, not before.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Whereas once it was the customer who favored the merchant by dealing with him, conditions changed until it was the merchant who favored the customer by selling to him. That is bad for business. Monopoly is bad for business. Profiteering”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Non si può costruire una reputazione basata sull'intenzione di fare qualcosa.”
Henry Ford
“If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don't have it.”
Henry Ford
“I determined absolutely that never would I join a company in which finance came before the work or in which bankers or financiers had a part. And further that, if there were no way to get started in the kind of business that I thought could be managed in the interest of the public, then I simply would not get started at all. For my own short experience, together with what I saw going on around me, was quite enough proof that business as a mere money-making game was not worth giving much thought to and was distinctly no place for a man who wanted to accomplish anything. Also it did not seem to me to be the way to make money. I have yet to have it demonstrated that it is the way. For the only foundation of real business is service.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Quer você ache que pode, quer ache que não pode, de um jeito ou de outro você está certo.”
Henry Ford
“Now a business, in my way of thinking, is not a machine. It is a collection of people who are brought together to do work and not to write letters to one another. It is not necessary for any one department to know what any other department is doing. If a man is doing his work he will not have time to take up any other work. It is the business of those who plan the entire work to see that all of the departments are working properly toward the same end. It is not necessary to have meetings to establish good feeling between individuals or departments. It is not necessary for people to love each other in order to work together. Too much good fellowship may indeed be a very bad thing, for it may lead to one man trying to cover up the faults of another. That is bad for both men.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.”
Henry Ford
“Everything is in flux, and was meant to be. Life flows. We may live at the same number of the street, but it is never the same man who lives there.”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“That is the way I have always worked. I draw a plan and work out every detail on the plan before starting to build. For otherwise one will waste a great deal of time in makeshifts as the work goes on and the finished article will not have coherence. It”
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”
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