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 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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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on problems

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on research

Research: Finding out what you are going to do when you cannot keep on doing what you are doing now.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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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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