"The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Harvey S. Firestone on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Harvey S. Firestone on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Harvey S. Firestone on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Harvey S. Firestone on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Harvey S. Firestone on Colin Powell
"I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business."
"If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset."
"Our company is built on people - those who work for us, and those we do business with."
"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."
"Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas."