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William Clay Ford, Jr. Quotes

When I joined Ford, in the late 1970s, I felt strongly we could not forever be a huge user of natural resources without there being consequences. But I was alone in my thinking in those days.
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I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I'd rather just let our accomplishments really speak for themselves.

— William Clay Ford, Jr.

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we've had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.

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I don't ever want to believe my own press clippings, good or bad.

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One cannot find a healthy economy anywhere in the world that does not have a strong industrial base, period.

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At Ford Motor Company, we believe the arts speak a common language that weaves a common thread among all people.

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Ford comes first before everything else I do in my life.

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I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.

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I don't know if a company can have a soul, but I like to think it can.

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I have no patience for wasting time.

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I used to wonder if running a large industrial company would really square with my values.

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My father didn't push me.

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Nature is where my heart is.

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The day will come when the notion of car ownership becomes antiquated. If you live in a city, you don't need to own a car.

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What cooler way to grow up for an American boy than to be around cars and football?

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All things being equal, I think people would still prefer to do business with their hometown companies. That's true in America, that's true in China, that's true in Germany.

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I don't care where you are in the world, people are aware of what technology is available to others. If you're in Nairobi, you're certainly aware of the iPhone.

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As the technology is developed, autonomous driving could provide driving opportunities for the physically challenged or enable the elderly to continue driving longer. This will be vital as many nations experience an aging population.

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Cars will talk to each other and the world around them to make driving both safer and more efficient. 'Vehicle-to-vehicle' and 'vehicle-to-infrastructure' connectivity will become commonplace.

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Just think in terms of green energy and how much time, money, brain power and policy action has started to pour into green energy, and I think that's wonderful. We're going to need that same kind of effort towards global gridlock if we're going to keep the individual mobility that we all take for granted today.

— William Clay Ford, Jr.

There's a rising tide of environmental awareness and activism among consumers that's going to continue to swell in the 21st century. Smart companies will get ahead of that wave and ride it to success and prosperity. Those that don't are headed for a wipeout.

— William Clay Ford, Jr.

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