Some Henry Ford Wisdom on Money

Swapna Mirashi

Who was Henry Ford?

Founder of Ford Motors, Henry Ford was also the main developer of assembly line technique of mass production which helped reduce the production costs and made cars affordable to middle class Americans way back in early 20th Century – the days when cars were a luxury. This technique of mass production influenced many industries beyond automobile – and you see it in action right in front of you at McDonalds, Subway and the likes. 

Below are some quotes on money by one of the richest Americans in his time, who left his vast wealth to Ford Foundation.

Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that’s all.

All that money can do is buy us some one else’s work in exchange for our own.

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

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.