Charles Kettering

1876 - 1958

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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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on future, good, life, and rest

Take good care of your future because that's where you're going to spend the rest of your life.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on future, interest, life, and rest

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on history, philosophy, progress, thought, work, and world

Great steps in human progress are made by things that don't work the way philosophy thought they should. If things always worked the way they should, you could write the history of the world from now on. But they don't, and it is those deviations from the normal that make human progress.

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on education, intelligence, and life

The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a gook living.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on world

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You can send a message around the world in one-fifth of a second, yet it may take years for it to get from the outside of a man's head to the inside.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on day, future, life, rest, and work

We work day after day, not to finish things; but to make the future better . . . because we will spend the rest of our lives there.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on ideas and sales

So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on people

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People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.

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