Henry Ford

Henry Ford
Henry Ford
  • Born: July 30, 1863
  • Died: April 7, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Founder Ford Motor Company









Henry Ford was an American captain of industry and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

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Frida Kahlo Is it true Mr. Ford that you are Jewish?
Robert E. Sherwood … bootlickers of Hitler
Baldus von Schirach The younger generation looked with envy to the symbols of success and prosperity like Henry Ford, and if he said the Jews were to blame, we naturally believed him
Federal Bureau of Investigation Henry Ford has also done in many respects enormous damage to the defense of the USA by promoting German-schemes newspapers and pro-German spies with lots of money
Winifred Wagner The philosophies of Ford and Hitler were very similar. Ford was very well informed about everything going on in Germany.... He knew all about the National Socialist movement.... Ford told me that he helped to finance Hitler with money from the sales of automobiles and trucks that he had sent to Germany.
Adolf Hitler I wish I could send some of my shock troops to Chicago and other big American cities to help in the elections. We look on Heinrich Ford as the leader of the growing fascist movement in America. We admire particularly his anti-Jewish policy which is the Bavarian fascist platform
Fiorello H. La Guardia Some men who claim to be exponents of Republican principles know as much about the teachings of Abraham Lincoln as Henry Ford knows about the Talmud.
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge.
Norman Beasley With his Model T, Henry Ford affected the world more than any other man in 1500 years.
A. J. Baime Highland Park swelled with Poles, Russians, Romanians, Hungarians, Maltese, Serbs—a total of 49 nations were represented [on the assembly line]. These men couldn’t communicate with each other, but they could communicate with the machine, working their piece of the assembly line.
Wall Street Journal … an economic crime…. A misapplication of Biblical principles.
Adolph Ochs He’s crazy, isn’t he. Don’t you think he’s crazy?.
Amiri Baraka $5 a day was what Mr. Ford said, and Negroes came hundreds of miles to line up outside his employment offices.
Theodore Roosevelt While young men stand ready to pay with their lives for the honor and interest of the American people, the son of wealthy Mr. [Henry] Ford sits at home in ignoble safety.
Adolph” “Hitler I wish I could send some of my Storm Troopers to Chicago and other big American Cities to help in the elections. We look to Heinrich Ford as the leader of the growing Fascist movement in America …. We have had his anti-Jewish articles translated and published. The book is being circulated in millions throughout Germany.
Eddie Cantor I question the Americanism of Henry Ford for accepting a citation [medal] from the biggest gangster in the world…. Doesn’t he realize that the German newspapers, reporting the citation, said all Americans were behind Nazism? Whose side is Mr. Ford on?
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… an influential gang of Jews Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. Business, Commerce & Finance
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. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
His trade is doomed. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I do not feel called upon to try to reform any person over 25 years of age because by that time the habit has been formed. Then it is only a question of the strength of will or mind of the smoker which will enable him to stop. He knows the injurious effects and controls his own destiny. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
I will build a motorcar for the great multitude. It will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one. Business, Commerce & Finance
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. History
If you will study the history of almost any criminal you will find that he is an inveterate cigarette smoker. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
In our present national and international emergency, I consider it of importance that I clarify some general misconceptions concerning my attitude towards my fellow citizens of Jewish faith. I do not subscribe or support, directly or indirectly, any agitation which would promote antagonism against my Jewish fellow-citizens. I consider that the hate-mongering prevalent for some time in this country against the Jew is of a distinct disservice to our country, and to the peace and welfare of humanity…. It is my sincere hope that now in this country and throughout the world, when this war is finished and peace once again established, hatred of the Jew, commonly known as anti-Semitism.. .will cease for all time. Discrimination & Prejudice
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Morning ;Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Business, Commerce & Finance
It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system for, if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Labor unions are the worst thing that ever struck the earth because they take away a man's independence. Labor Unions, Labor Relations & Strikes
Labor unions are the worst thing that ever struck the earth. Financiers are behind the unions and their object is to kill competition so as to reduce the income of the workers and eventually bring on war. We will never recognize the United Auto Workers Union. Labor Unions, Labor Relations & Strikes
Little White Slaver Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Now we shall see whether I can build anything but automobiles, tractors and ships. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Out of the trenches and back to their homes by Christmas. War & Peace
Quadracycle Transportation
Roosevelt is a leader whose particular genius is to try to run other people’s business. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Show me who makes a profit from war, and I'll show you how to stop the war. Arms Race & Disarmament
Study the history of almost any criminal and you find an inveterate cigarette smoker Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The Case Against The Little White Slaver Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The cure for materialism is to have enough for everybody. When people are sure of having what they need, they cease to think about it. Uncertainty chains the mind to anxiety. We can make the acquiring of the necessities of life a mere incident. The ideal of industry is a world in which people will have a chance to use their brains and will not be occupied from morning till night with the business of getting a livelihood. The true end of industry is to liberate the mind and body from the drudgery of existence Business, Commerce & Finance ;Philosophy ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The Depression is a good thing generally. Let them fail. Let everybody fail! I made my fortune when I had nothing to start with, by myself ns my own ideas. Let other people do the same. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The economists are blind leaders of the blind; they know what is, they do not know what ought to be. They know how the present economic machinery works, they cannot give the drawings for a better machine. That will come from forces outside of professional economics — quite outside of it.
The Ford Motor Company, the greatest and most successful automobile manufacturing company in the world, will, on January 12, inaugurate the greatest revolution in the matter of rewards for its workers in the industrial world. At one stroke, it will reduce the hours of labor from 9 to 8, and add to every man’s pay a share of the profits of the house. The smallest to be received by a man 22 years old and upward was $5 a day. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The Jew is a mere huckster; a trader who doesn't want to produce, but to make something out of what someone else produces. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The labor union is a great scheme to interrupt work. It speeds up loafing Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The Machine is the new Messiah. Machinery is accomplishing in the world what man has failed to do by preaching, propaganda, or the written word. Business, Commerce & Finance
The man who places a part does not fasten it. The man who puts in the bold does not out on the nut. The man who puts on the nut does not tighten it. Every piece of work in the shop moves. It may move on hooks, on overhead chains …. It may travel on a moving platform or go by gravity. Business, Commerce & Finance
The voice of dissent must be heard. Miscellaneous
The workingmen have been exploited all the way up and down the line by employers, landlords, everybody. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The world does not owe any man a living, but we all owe one another a living. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;States. Nations & Nationhood
The world which we now live in must be transformed, yet there is a dearth of ideas about how it is to be done.
Thus may be envisioned a United States of the World. Ultimately, it will surely come. United Nations
To my great regret I have learned that Jews generally, and particularly those of the country, not only resent these publications as promoting anti-Semitism, but regard me as their enemy…. Had I appreciated even the general nature, to say nothing of the details of those utterances, I would have forbidden their circulation without a moment's hesitation. I admire the Jewish culture for its vast contributions to civilization, and for its sobriety, diligence, benevolence, and unselfish interest in public welfare. Discrimination & Prejudice
Tomorrow at 10 in New York, representatives of every big newspaper will come to my apartment for a story. I have today chartered a steamship. I offer it to you to send delegates to Europe. If you feel you can’t act, I will. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
War is murder ., The word “murderer” should be embroidered in red letters across the breast of every soldier. I will devote my life to fight this spirit of militarism. War & Peace
What is not good for everyone is not good for anyone. Miscellaneous
What seems impossible today, may half a century hence have become commonplace.
Why did you send that fool with the umbrella to talk to Hitler?. Why didn't you send a man? Negotiating & Negotiations
A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large. Business, Commerce & Finance
A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.
Any colour - so long as it's black.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Success
Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. Business, Commerce & Finance
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Success
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. Business, Commerce & Finance
Don't find fault, find a remedy. Leaders & Leadership
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Time ;Failure ;Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
History is more or less bunk. History
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about. Religion & God ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. Business, Commerce & Finance
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Success
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. Success
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. Leaders & Leadership
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. Time
It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. Money, Coins & Minting
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes 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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it. Money, Coins & Minting
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. Time
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. Friendship
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
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.
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services. Money, Coins & Minting
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life. Life ;Money, Coins & Minting
The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Happiness & Unhappiness ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. Time ;Money, Coins & Minting
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today. History
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. Happiness & Unhappiness
Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Motivation
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.

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