Ferdinand Porsche quotes

Born
 3 September 1875.

Died
30 January 1951.

Occupation
Automotive engineer.

Ferdinand Porsche was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company.

If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
– Ferdinand Porsche
Porsche….there is no substitute.
– Ferdinand Porsche
I came into the world at the same time as the auto, if you will.
– Ferdinand Porsche
Change is easy. Improvement is far more difficult.
– Ferdinand Porsche
I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
– Ferdinand Porsche
In the beginning I looked around and, not finding the automobile of my dreams, decided to build it myself.
– Ferdinand Porsche
Good design should be honest.
– Ferdinand Porsche
The perfect racing car crosses the finish line first and subsequently falls into its component parts.
– Ferdinand Porsche
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
– Ferdinand Porsche
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.
– Ferdinand Porsche
A formally harmonious product needs no decoration; it should be elevated through pure form.
– Ferdinand Porsche
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.
– Ferdinand Porsche