Charles Kettering

1876 - 1958

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.

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 change, progress, and world

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on ideas and world

If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.

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

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

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

Source: Seed for Thought, 1949

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on belief

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Nothing ever built . . . arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on failure and practice

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on chance

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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 (1876 - 1958)

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