Charles Kettering Quotes


43 Charles Kettering quotes:



"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there"
Author: Kettering Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf."
Author: Kettering Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"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."
Author: Kettering Quotes Category: Education Quotes Inventions Quotes
"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need."
Author: Kettering Quotes Category: American Inventor Quotes Brains Quotes
"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution."
"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."
"One fails forward toward success."
"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."
"The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try."
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
"Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me."
"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."
"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously."
"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."



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