"We knew that the product had a great potential, but I can hardly say that any of us, at the beginning, realized the extent to which the automobile would transform the United States and the world, reshape the entire economy, call new industries into being, and alter the pace and style of everyday life."
- Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr.
"I got where I am through the grace of God, a little talent, hard work, a lot of luck, and because I lived in the land of opportunity."
"I spent my life in the auto industry, and you can make a good argument that the auto industry created the middle class. Henry Ford took the first step."
"The middle class keeps the economy rolling. As long as a family is making enough to meet its mortgage payments, eat fairly well, have two cars in the garage, send a kid to college, go out once a week for dinner and a movie, and have a little extra left over, they’re fairly content."
- Lee Iacocca.