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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, May 29, 2016 – Mario Andretti

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, May 29, 2016 – Mario Andretti

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“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. “

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“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

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“Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that’s their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.”

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“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. “

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“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. “

Wikipedia:  Mario Andretti

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Mark Twain

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Mark Twain

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“At last the lake burst upon us–a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords.”  Mark Twain on Lake Tahoe, Roughing It, 1861

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“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.”

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“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

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“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

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“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

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“A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.”

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“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. “

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“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

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“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

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“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.”

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

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“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

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“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

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“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”

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“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

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“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”

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“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”

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“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.”

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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”

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“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

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“The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.”

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“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

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“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”

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“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.”

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“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

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“Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

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“When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.”

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“Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.”

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‘There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”

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“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

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“I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.”

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“Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

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“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”

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“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”

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“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

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“The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.”

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“The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.”

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“I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.”

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‘Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

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“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place.”

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“I was sorry to have my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, Spencer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I’m not feeling so well myself.”

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“Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”

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“The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.”

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“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

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“Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you opportunity to commit more.”

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“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others. But for the Civil War, Lincoln and Grant and Sherman and Sheridan would not have been discovered, nor have risen into notice. … I have touched upon this matter in a small book which I wrote a generation ago and which I have not published as yet — Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven. When Stormfield arrived in heaven he … was told that … a shoemaker … was the most prodigious military genius the planet had ever produced.”

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” The Innocents Abroad, 1869

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“He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.” The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876

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“Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and…Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876

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“France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.”

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“Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.”

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“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot”

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“Never let your schooling interfere with your education.”

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“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

Wikipedia:  Mark Twain

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, May 27, 2016 – John Madden

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, May 27, 2016 – John Madden

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“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.”

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“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

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“If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day.”

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“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”

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“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”

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“The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.”

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“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”

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“When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to.”

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“A team should never practice on a field that is not lined. Your players have to become aware of the field’s boundaries.”

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“You can’t win games if you can’t get first downs.”

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“You can’t win games if the offense can’t score.”

Wikipedia:  John Madden

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Darrell Royal

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Darrell Royal

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“A boy shows how much he wants to play in the spring, when it’s tough, and during two a days, when it’s hot and tough. I don’t count on the boy who waits till October, when it’s cool and fun, then decides he wants to play. Maybe he’s better than three guys ahead of him, but I know those three won’t change their minds in the fourth quarter.”

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“Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same ol’ dog’s rear end every day.”

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“Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.”

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“I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.”

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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

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“Once you cross the 50 you feel like an unsaddled horse.”

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“Punt returns will kill you quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper.”

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“You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher. You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.”

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“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish.”

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“You’ve got to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn’t go around looking for a stumblebum.”

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“On game day, I am more nervous than a pig in a packing plant.”

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“There’s an old saying, ‘You dance with who brung ya.’”

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“Really, it was said about two-thirds in jest. Since we won the Arkansas and Notre Dame games with fourth-down and short-yardage passes, another image has arisen. I’ve been pictured as a man who takes chances. Two stinkin’ plays, and I’m a helluva gambler.”

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“Some of them are so green you could hide ‘em on top of a lettuce leaf.”

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“He could run like small-town gossip.”

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“Ol’ Ugly is better than Ol’ Nothing.”

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“They’re gonna come after us with their eyes pulled up like BBs.”

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“There was a hornet’s nest waiting for us in Houston, and we were walking into it like Little Red Riding Hood with jam on her face.”

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“Winning coaches must treat mistakes like copperheads in the bedclothes – avoid them with all the energy you can muster.”

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“The best thing a coach can hope for is to please the majority. And the only way to please the majority is to win.”

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“I’m pretty thin-skinned. When they say, ‘Do you want some constructive criticism?’ I say, ‘No.’”

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“It’s an in-the-trench battle. It’s meat on meat, flesh on flesh and stink on stink. And that’s the only way you can play it.”

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“Trends are bunk. Only angry people win football games.”

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“We don’t want candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes.”

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“He’s as quick as a hiccup.”

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“He doesn’t have a lot of speed, but maybe Elizabeth Taylor can’t sing.”

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“I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere.”

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“If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn’t eat ’em.”

Wikipedia: Darrell Royal

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Henry Ford

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Henry Ford

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“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.”

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

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

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“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.”

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“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

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“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”

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“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.”

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“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

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“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”

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“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”

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

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“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.”

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“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”

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“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.”

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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and 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.”

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“An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

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“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

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“It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.”

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“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”

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“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Wikipedia Page:  Henry Ford

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