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“You have to have courage to stand up to your critics.”

The Enzo Ferrari's quote says that we must have the courage to face our criticism.

Criticism is a helpful tool for understanding one's shortcomings and improving oneself. However, there are two kinds of criticism: constructive and destructive.

The destructive one very often has the form of insult without any factual basis. Such criticism we can safely ignore because it is not aimed at improving ourselves or our product.

Constructive one, on the other hand, is very often well-founded and indicates a possible improvement of the situation. We should handle and appreciate criticism of this kind, as it can improve us and our abilities.

Whatever the type of criticism, our attitude must be rational and positive. We must accept and reject criticism calmly and establish an efficient conversation with those who criticize us. By doing this, we can understand different new points of view and insights for improvement.


“I have, in fact, no interest outside of racing cars.”


“There is no triumph or glory in the world that's worth an inch of human skin.”


“If you see what a competitor is doing and it is better than what you are doing, you have to surpass them to ensure your car is better.”


“What's behind you doesn't matter.”


“I believe most things can be said in a few lines.”


“If I am unable to see the defects in the machines I create myself, how can I see properly into myself?”


“One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death.”


“It's true that I have never met any man whom I thought altogether resembled me - but only because my faults are so enormous.”


“The great traumas are easier: you can always work your way through to reason.”


“The best holiday for me is spent in my workshops when nearly everybody is on vacation.”


“I am convinced that when a man tells a woman he loves her, he only means that he desires her; and that the only total love in this world is that of a father for his son.”


“The dreams become bigger, much bigger, to build a car that doesn't slow in the curves, that flies without leaving the ground.”


“My cars must be beautiful. But more than that, they must not stop out on the circuit. For then people will say, 'What a pity, it was so pretty'.”


“I consider myself weak and so I put on a kind of mask. I put it on to hide.”


“Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.”


“The fact is I don't drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car's reactions, becoming part of it.”


“The Ferrari is a dream. People dream of owning this special vehicle and for most, it will remain a dream apart from those lucky few.”


“I am a promoter of ideas. I have to sell ideas that will be realized by others.”


“I want to build a car that's faster than all of them, and then I want to die.”


“In Maranello, I created a factory that made cars known all over the world. Fiat turned it into a real industrial concern.”


“I should like to put something new into my cars every morning – an inclination that terrifies my staff.”


“I don't sell cars; I sell engines. The cars I throw in for free since something has to hold the engines in.”


“The greatest drivers were distinguished by their supreme ability to handle any kind of situation, any car, any driving condition, any kind of race.”


“When I see a car which uses one litre or 1.2 litres of fuel for every kilometre it travels, I ask myself, 'Is this a racing car or is it a tank wagon?'”


“Death will destroy my body, but my creatures will keep on living ever after, in the years to come.”


“No one remembers who took second place and that will never be me.”


“aguar's E-Type is the most beautiful car in the world.”


“Racing cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.”


“All the innovations learned from racing experience can find practical application in the normal production models in a relatively short period of time, the smaller output enabling them, in fact, to be introduced much more readily.”

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