Charles Kettering Quotes


43 Charles Kettering quotes:



"There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand."
"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."
"A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere."
"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously."
"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
"There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."
"We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there."
"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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"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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"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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"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."
"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need."
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"Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me."
"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution."
"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."
"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility."



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