Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Any colour - so long as it's black.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
History is more or less bunk.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.
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.
There is no man living that cannot do more than he thinks he can!
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
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.
When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
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.
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.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Life is a series of experiences, each one 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 griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
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.
Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're right.