Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
One of the biggest myths about Ford is that he invented the automobile and the assembly line, but neither of which is true. Instead, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that middle class Americans could afford. He created a revolution in the car industry taking it from only a luxury of the rich, to the beginning of an automotive manufacturing trend that would soon take over the 20th century.
He was a visionary, a realist and a dreamer who followed his own path to fame and fortune. Henry Ford’s work ethic and determination still inspire us today. Some of his most memorable and inspirational quotes are:
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”