Henry Ford

“All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the single spark of individuality that makes him different from other folks, and develop that for all he is worth. Society and schools may try to iron it out of him; their tendency is to put it all in the same mold, but I say don’t let that spark be lost; it is your only real claim to importance.”

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

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

“Money is like an arm or leg: use it or lose it.”

Stick to the first model. [Ford, explaining his secret for a happy marriage]

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