35 Inspirational Charles Kettering Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Charles Kettering Quotes On Success

Charles Franklin Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive developments were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline. In association with the DuPont Chemical Company, he was also responsible for the invention of Freon refrigerant for refrigeration and air conditioning systems. At DuPont he also was responsible for the development of Duco lacquers and enamels, the first practical colored paints for mass-produced automobiles. While working with the Dayton-Wright Company he developed the “Bug” aerial torpedo, considered the world’s first aerial missile. He led the advancement of practical, lightweight two-stroke diesel engines, revolutionizing the locomotive and heavy equipment industries. In 1927, he founded the Kettering Foundation, a non-partisan research foundation. He was featured on the cover of Time magazine on January 9, 1933. May these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” Charles Kettering

2. “The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.” Charles Kettering

3. “It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.” Charles Kettering

4. “A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.” Charles Kettering

5. “One fails forward toward success.” Charles Kettering

6. “The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.” Charles Kettering

7. “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” Charles Kettering

8. “There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” Charles Kettering

9. “Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.” Charles Kettering

10. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” Charles Kettering

11. “There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.” Charles Kettering

12. “An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.” Charles Kettering

13. “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.” Charles Kettering

14. “If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.” Charles Kettering

15. “People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.” Charles Kettering

16. “The only time you mustn’t fail is the last time you try.” Charles Kettering

17. “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles Kettering

18. “Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.” Charles Kettering

19. “A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.” Charles Kettering

20. “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.” Charles Kettering

21. “People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.” Charles Kettering

22. “We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.” Charles Kettering

23. “Problems are the price of progress. Don’t bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.” Charles Kettering

24. “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.” Charles Kettering

25. “The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.” Charles Kettering

26. “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” Charles Kettering

27. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Charles Kettering

28. “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

29. “I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.” Charles Kettering

30. “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.” Charles Kettering

31. “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.” Charles Kettering

32. “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.” Charles Kettering

33. “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.” Charles Kettering

34. “In America we can say what we think, and even if we can’t think, we can say it anyhow.” Charles Kettering

35. “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

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