The Henry Ford Story

    Henry Ford was getting on in years and his heirs were worried that he was starting to make poor decisions. They wanted him replaced as the head of the Ford Motor Company. The heirs took him to court hoping to wrestle control of the company. The heirs hired a big time Philadelphia lawyer to break Henry Ford on the witness stand. Before his turn, Henry Ford quietly listened as a parade of experts expounded on the complexities of the automobile industry.
    Then Henry Ford calmly took the stand. The heirs' lawyer peppered him with a long list of technical questions. "Mr. Ford, do you know the complexities of mixing durable auto paints?" Henry Ford replied, "I do not". The lawyer asked, "Mr. Ford, do you know the compounds used in modern auto tire rubber?" Henry Ford replied, "I do not". The lawyer continued, "Mr. Ford, are you familiar with the compression ratios in modern combustion engines?" Henry Ford said, "I am not". With that, the lawyer went into a tirade of condemnation as he concluded, "Mr. Ford, you seem to have so little technical information, how, sir, can we ever expect you to run this company effectively?" To which Mr. Ford replied, "Well, you see, I have this box on my desk with lots of little buttons and when some minor little question or other comes up that I can't answer, well, I just push one of those little buttons and a jackass like you comes running in with the answer!".
    Case closed. Henry Ford wins and remains in control.

    The question "Who ought to be boss?" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. Henry Ford.


These are some or John Cornetta's favorite and most used quotes

    "Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

    "If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

    “Restriction on free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
- William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1939-1975

    "Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

    "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

    "If you are going through hell, just keep going."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

    "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."
- J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

    "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)

    "I'll sleep when I'm dead."
- Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

    "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. "
- Tony Robbins

    "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself."
- Galileo

    "I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
- Thomas Jefferson

    "We, the people, are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts - not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln

    "Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability."
- Cicero

    "That rifle on the wall of the laborer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there!"
- George Orwell

    "Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
- Ronald Reagan

    "The most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help’ "
- Ronald Reagan

    "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan

    "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
- Jim Rohn

    "When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it."
- Jim Rohn

    "There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important."
- Jim Rohn

    "The more you know the less you need to say."
- Jim Rohn

    "Either you run the day or the day runs you."
- Jim Rohn

    "Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."
- Jim Rohn

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