Charles Kettering

1876 - 1958

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 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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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on chance

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Keep on going and chances are you stumble on something. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on mind

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There will always be a Frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on people

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It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on people, problems, solution, and understanding

The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.

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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.

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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.

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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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