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Charles Kettering Quotes

Charles Kettering
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
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Charles Kettering
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.
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Charles Kettering
If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf.
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It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
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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.
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Charles Kettering
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
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Charles Kettering
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
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The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
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Charles Kettering
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there
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The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
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Charles Kettering
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
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Charles Kettering
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
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Charles Kettering
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
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Charles Kettering
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
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Charles Kettering
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
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Charles Kettering
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
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Charles Kettering
When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, ''Boss you can't do that.''
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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
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Charles Kettering
Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.
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Charles Kettering
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.
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There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
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Charles Kettering
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
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Charles Kettering
One fails forward toward success.
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Charles Kettering
I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
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