I donít know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I donít care. I donít know much about history, and I wouldnít 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.
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.
I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one-- and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces.
I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock. Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts menís minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us.
The average man won't really do a day's work unless he is caught and cannot get out of it. There is plenty of work to do if people would do it.
What we need is some financial engineers.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
When I see an Alfa Romeo go by, I tip my hat.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
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.
Memorable Quotations from Thomas Edison and Henry Ford
Memorable Quotations: Business Leaders
Memorable Quotations from Business Leaders