Quotation by Henry Ford

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
Henry Ford (1863–1947), U.S. industrialist. remarks, July 1919, to a court in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Given during Ford's libel case against the Chicago Tribune. An editorial in the paper had described him as an "anarchist" and "ignorant idealist"; the Tribune was found guilty and fined 6 cents.
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