Ferdinand Porsche Quotes

Who was Ferdinand Porsche?

Ferdinand Porsche was an Austro-Bohemian automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche AG. He designed the first Volkswagen Beetle and later the first Porsche sports cars.

Born September 3, 1875
Died January 30, 1951
Aged 75 years old

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Best 14 Quotes by Ferdinand Porsche

“A formally harmonious product needs no decoration; it should be elevated through pure form.”

“Change is easy. Improvement is far more difficult”

“Committees are, by nature, timid. They are based on the premise of safety in numbers; content to survive inconspicuously, rather than take risks and move independently ahead. Without independence, without the freedom for new ideas to be tried, to fail, and to ultimately succeed, the world will not move ahead, but rather live in fear of it's own potential”

“Design must be functional and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics, without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.”

“Good design should be honest.”

“I came into the world at the same time as the auto, if you will.”

“I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.”

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“If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.”

“In the beginning I looked around and, not finding the automobile of my dreams, decided to build it myself.”

“Life itself is a race, marked by a start, and a finish. It is what we learn during the race, and how we apply it, that determines whether our participation has had particular value.

If we learn from each success, and each failure, and improve ourselves through this process, then at the end, we have fulfilled our potential and performed well.”

“Porsche... there is no substitute.”

“The last car that will be built will be a sports car.”

“The perfect racing car crosses the finish line first and subsequently falls into its component parts.”

“Who told you that you should use the brakes, you should simply drive!”

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