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Henry Ford

United States July 30, 1863 April 7, 1947


One of America's foremost industrialists, Henry Ford revolutionized assembly-line modes of production for the automobile.

Born on July 30, 1863, near Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry. As a result, Ford sold millions of cars and became a world-famous company head. The company lost its market dominance but had a lasting impact on other technological development and U.S. infrastructure.

Ford died at home in 1947, exactly 100 years after his father had left Ireland for Michigan. His holdings in Ford stock went to the  Ford Foundation, which had been set up in 1936 as a means of retaining family control of the firm and which subsequently became the richest private foundation in the world.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Anybody can do anything that he imagines.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

If everyone is moving forward together, then success will take care of itself.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than trying to solve them.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

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

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger,even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.