Enzo Ferrari was an Italian racing driver and entrepreneur who founded the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix racing team and, later, the Ferrari automotive marque.

He was nicknamed “il Commendatore” or “il Drake” by many. He was known as “l’Ingegnere” (the Engineer) or “il Grande Vecchio” (the Great Old Man) in his later years.

We have made a list of the most popular quotes from Enzo Ferrari for you.


Best Enzo Ferrari Quotes

Equally valuable lessons are learned in defeat and victory. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

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.’ ~ Enzo Ferrari.

All we wanted to do was to build a conventional engine, only one that would be outstanding. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

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I want to build a car that’s faster than all of them, and then I want to die. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Aerodynamics is for those who cannot manufacture good engines. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I underestimated the importance of the chassis. I have always given great importance to the engine and much less to the chassis, endeavoring to squeeze out as much power as possible in the conviction that it is engine power which is – not 50% but 80% responsible for success on the track. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I have always loved the sound of the engine… ~ Enzo Ferrari.

The dreams become bigger, much bigger, to build a car that doesn’t slow in the curves, that flies without leaving the ground. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I am a promoter of ideas. I have to sell ideas that will be realized by others. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Top Enzo Ferrari Quotes

The era of gentleman racing drivers is ended. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

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. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

The client is not always right. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

A man has no need of entertainment. Entertainment only distracts from his duty. If a man has his duty, that is enough. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

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Racing amuses me. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Bad luck does not exist. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

If you like this car, we’ll make it. If you don’t, we won’t. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I think of myself as constantly realizing a childhood dream. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Second is the first of the losers. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Popular Enzo Ferrari Quotes

Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I believe most things can be said in a few lines. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

You have to have courage to stand up to your critics. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I am not the designer. Other people do that. I am an agitator of men. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Most people think I’m hard, but that is because I don’t want people to know me. I consider myself weak and so I put on a kind of mask. I put it on to hide. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I go every morning to the cemetery to see my son who died 25 years ago. Knowing that a man is nothing dead. It is death which gives him personality. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I never tell a lie. Liars lead very complex lives and I am simply afraid of getting caught out. So people conclude that I am cunning. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Famous Enzo Ferrari Quotes

It is the little things that get me angry. The great traumas are easier: you can always work your way through to reason. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

What we do at Ferrari is elite work. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I don’t think there’s a car in the world that hasn’t yet been improved by competition, a car which hasn’t been influenced by others. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

No one remembers who took second place and that will never be me. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Everyone dreams of driving a Ferrari, it was my intent from the start. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Death will destroy my body, but my creatures will keep on living ever after, in the years to come. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

A driver today is an athlete out for hire, his mind is on profit. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

The racing cars are our most effective way of making the Ferrari way known, and selling what we produce. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Fear is the ultimate leverage of power. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

One should query oneself without defence and without limits. If I am unable to see the defects in the machines I create myself, how can I see properly into myself? ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I am a man who has lived an adventure. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

Inspiring Enzo Ferrari Quotes

The most important victory is the one which has to arrive. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I don’t sell cars; I sell engines. The cars I throw in for free since something has to hold the engines in. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

What’s behind you doesn’t matter. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

One must keep working continuously; otherwise, one thinks of death. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

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I build engines and attach wheels to them. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

There is no triumph or glory in the world that’s worth an inch of human skin. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

I have never gone on a real trip, never taken a holiday. The best holiday for me is spent in my workshops when nearly everybody else is on vacation. ~ Enzo Ferrari.

It’s true that I have never met any man whom I thought altogether resembled me – but only because my faults are so enormous. ~ Enzo Ferrari.


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