Charles Kettering - Quotes

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High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. ---->>>

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. ---->>>

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. ---->>>

There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. ---->>>

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.

If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.

If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.

People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones. ---->>>

There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand. ---->>>

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. ---->>>

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. ---->>>

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. ---->>>

We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. ---->>>

Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me. ---->>>

The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try. ---->>>

Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. ---->>>

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. ---->>>

One fails forward toward success.

One fails forward toward success.

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. ---->>>

You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.

You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.

You can be sincere and still be stupid. ---->>>

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. ---->>>

In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow. ---->>>

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need. ---->>>

The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer. ---->>>

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid. ---->>>

The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution. ---->>>

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. ---->>>

I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: August 29, 1876
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Die: 11-25, 1958
Occupation: Inventor
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Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 25, 1958) was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive developments were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline (wikipedia)