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Charles Kettering (1876 – 1958)


American inventor and social philosopher.
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Charles Kettering
You are always too late with a development if you are so slow that people demand it before you yourself recognize it. The research department should have foreseen what was necessary and had it ready to a point where people never knew they wanted it until it was made available to them.
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We think we are smart because we have been flying for about sixty years. Birds and bees and butterflies have been flying for hundreds of thousands of years.
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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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The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Kettering Charles
If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
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My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
Charles Kettering
People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
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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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A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.
Kettering Charles
The key to economic prosperity is the organized creation of dissatisfaction.
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.




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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles Kettering
The whole fun of living is trying to make something better.
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High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Kettering Charles
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
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Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.
Charles Kettering
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
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There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
Charles Kettering
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
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Why is the human skull as dense as it is? Nowadays we can send a message around the world in one-seventh of a second, but it takes years to drive an idea through a quarter-inch of human skull.
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