We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.
Talk to people in their own language. If you do it well they’ll say ‘God he said exactly what I was thinking.’ And when they begin to respect you they’ll follow you to the death.
One of the things the government can’t do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads and both of them are bankrupt.
In times of great stress or adversity it’s always best to keep busy to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can but then by God do something. Don’t just stand there make it happen.
No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family what have you really accomplished?
The only rock I know that stays steady the only institution I know that works is the family.
My father always used to say that when you die if you’ve got five real friends then you’ve had a great life.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people but you can’t be two people. Instead you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
In a completely rational society the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.