'It will take a hundred years to tell whether he helped us or hurt us, but he certainly didn't leave us where he found us.'
'If it were possible to preserve alive, for the interests of history, one man from each century and country - not, of course, the best or wisest, but the one who represented most thoroughly the hopes, crudities, background, and achievements of his place - no one could better represent this man and the United States than Henry Ford.'
Author Nivin Busch Jr., 1930
'A pale green ass.'
Washington (Ind.) Herald, Sept. 8, 1919, while agreeing with the Chicago Tribune's characterization of Ford as an 'ignorant idealist' and 'anarchistic enemy of the nation.'
Springfield Republican, December 1915, after Ford's Peace Ship failed.
'Only once or twice in a century is the world blessed ... with such a fount of industrial innovation and vigor (as Henry Ford).'
The New York Times, 1992.