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35 Marvelous Harvey S. Firestone Quotes

Harvey S. Firestone was an American businessman and the founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. He was known as being one of the first global makers of automobile tires. With a series of success and an incredible legacy left behind, here is a look at some of the best Harvey S. Firestone quotes ever captured.

“A committee organization is just an elaborate means of fooling one’s self into believing that a spell spent in talking is the same as a spell spent in thinking.”

“A man must have some goal to work for, or he is not likely to do much traveling.”

“A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them and often he has no opportunity to exercise judgment.”

“Almost every man tries to dodge thought or to find a substitute for it.”

“An executive cannot gradually dismiss details. Business is made up of details and I notice that the chief executive who dismisses them is quite likely to dismiss his business.”

“Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.”

“Educating the public to new ways is a difficult task.”

“Every change we made in sales methods brought results – and proved the new method.”

“I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.”

“I believe most men will make good if they find the work they are happy in doing.”

“I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it’s making money or not. I can just tell by the way it’s being run and by the spirit of the workers.”

“I notice that when all a man’s information is confined to the field in which he is working, the work is never as good as it ought to be.”

“I think the best way to settle trouble is face to face.”

“If anything in the business is wrong, the fault is squarely with management.”

“If there is any phase of adversity which our business has not met and beaten I should like to know it.”

“If we make a change in manufacturing or selling methods, will the added return pay the cost?”

“If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.”

“If you know absolutely that what you are doing is right, then you are bound to accomplish it in due season.”

“It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.”

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

“No end of sales reputations are established by salesmen taking the credit for the public resolutely refusing to be deterred from buying.”

“Our company is built on people – those who work for us, and those we do business with.”

“Power has to be transmitted before a wheel will turn.”

“Sometimes it seems that it might be better to go back to those simpler days… But it cannot be done.”

“Success is the sum of details.”

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”

“The man or the woman who doesn’t accomplish anything doesn’t get much out of life.”

“The only danger in mapping the future lies in making the plans inflexible.”

“The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.”

“The way of the pioneer is always rough.”

“Thought, not money, is the real business capital.”

“To do a better business than we did last year really is not much of a credit to us. We must compare what we are doing today with our opportunities of today.”

“Unless one can see and plan for a year or two ahead, one’s business will not grow evenly and naturally.”

“Why is it that man, just as soon as he gets enough money, builds a house much bigger than he needs?”

“You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.”

Here is a brief look at the life and success of Harvey S. Firestone.

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