Fords success has startled the country almost

Ford’s success has startled the country, almost the world, financially, industrially, mechanically.  It exhibits in higher degree than most persons would have thought possible the seemingly contradictory requirements of true efficiency, which are:  constant increase of quality, great increase of pay to the workers, repeated reduction in cost to the consumer.  And with these appears, as at once cause and effect, an absolutely incredible enlargement of output reaching something like one hundredfold in less than ten years, and an enormous profit to the manufacturer.  ~Charles Buxton Going

It is not enough to be industrious

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants.  What are you industrious about?  ~Henry David Thoreau, letter to H.G.O. Blake, 16 November 1857misquotes: not enough to be busy, question is, what are we busy about, busy at, how busy, you busy; walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page