Charles Kettering

1876 - 1958

A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on possibility

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on problems, successes, weaken, strengthen, leadership, and advice

Do not bring me your successes; they weaken me. Bring me your problems; they strengthen me.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on meetings, problems, research, and rules

When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: "Leave slide rules here." If I didn't do that, I'd find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, "Boss, you can't do it."

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on thinking and time

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on work

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Whenever you look at a piece of work and you think the fellow was crazy, then you want to pay some attention to that. One of you is likely to be, and you had better find out which one it is. It makes an awful lot of difference.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on mind

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Where these is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on ideas and people

In many ways ideas are more important than people - they are much more permanent.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on inventions and needs

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on certainty, ignorance, and intelligence

A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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