Charles Kettering Quotes

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

Charles Kettering in Rest, Will, Spend

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

Charles Kettering

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

Charles Kettering

One fails forward toward success.

Charles Kettering

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

Charles Kettering

The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.

Charles Kettering

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.

Charles Kettering

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles Kettering

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

Charles Kettering

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.

Charles Kettering

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

Charles Kettering

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.

Charles Kettering

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

Charles Kettering

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

Charles Kettering

We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Charles Kettering

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Charles Kettering