Charles Kettering Quotes

43 Charles Kettering quotes:

"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people."
"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."
"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
"In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow."
"The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer."
"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."
"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."
"It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
"Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax."
"There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."
"One fails forward toward success."
"I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there."
"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones."
"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."
"A problem well stated is a problem half-solved."
"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress."
"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."
"The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try."
"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm."

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