Ford Ideals; Being A Selection From "mr. Ford's Page" In The Dearborn Independent

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byHenry Ford

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Exodus From the Cities it is human nature to want to sit down contented, to get everything so nicely arranged that it will go without tending; but everyone knows that that is not the way life goes. There is a difference of tempo, a difference of purpose, a difference of method between human nature and life. Human nature would seem to be the sleepy pupil, and the forces of life the stern teacher who prods the pupil and keeps him doing what he would rather not do. Which, of course, is the highest education, the best discipline--the power to do what we would rather not do. Every now and again something comes along to jar us loose, and start us going again. The conditions we thought were settled turn out not to be settled at all. The method we thought was established turns out to be the most temporary of expedients. Life steps in and orders us to move on. The thermometer is one of the staffs of authority which life wields over us. You will find within a certain belt around the world all the progress that is contained within the world, and the secret of that belt's prosperity, progress, morality and superiority is revealed to us by the thermometer. The thermometer is mightier than the sword. Those races whom destiny has not set within that earth-belt need not be fought with swords; the thermometer fights them and keeps them in their place. The People of the Four Seasons are four times set upon every year by the forces of nature; they have the sternness of winter, the promise of spring, the rich fruitfulness of summer and the beauty of autumn in their make-up. They are not suffered to loll upon the earth as others are. The gad of destiny is always whisking their flanks. Take the gentler upset which the coming of the present season brings to our ways of thinking. "...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Exodus From the Cities it is human nature to want to sit down contented, to get everything so nicely arranged that it will go wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724841

ISBN - 13:9780217724845

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