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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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The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
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Charles Kettering
An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that 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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#Education #Inventions

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People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
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Charles Kettering
The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required 'blood and sweat and tears
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Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future
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You can be sincere and still be stupid.
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Charles Kettering
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.
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In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow.
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Charles Kettering
A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
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#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
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#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
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.
Charles Kettering
#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try.
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#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
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Charles Kettering
There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
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#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles Kettering
#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
Charles Kettering
#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
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Charles Kettering
If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
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#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
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.
Charles Kettering
#American Inventor

Charles Kettering
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.
Charles Kettering
#American Inventor