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People think of the inventor as a screwball,
by 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

Related topics: Science

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

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

There exist limitless opportunities in every industry.
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
- Charles Kettering

 

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Charles Kettering

I object to people running down the future.
I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
- Charles Kettering

Knowing is not understanding.
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding:
you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
- Charles Kettering

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The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
- Charles Kettering

In America we can say what we think,
and even if we can't think,
we can say it anyhow.
- Charles Kettering

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

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

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

One fails forward toward success.
- Charles Kettering

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again,
and fail.
It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
- Charles Kettering

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

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who
knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding:
you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
- Charles Kettering

The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try.
- Charles Kettering

If you have always done it that way,
it is probably wrong.
- Charles Kettering

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

You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less material you need.
- Charles Kettering

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

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

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

Problems are the price of progress.
Don't bring me anything but trouble.
Good news weakens me.
- 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

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

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

A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.
- Charles Kettering

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have
gotten off the ship in the storm.
- Charles Kettering

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
- Charles Kettering

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

There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
- Charles Kettering

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

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

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

We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach
a newly hired employee to fail intelligently...
to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying
and failing until he learns what will work.
- Charles Kettering

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus


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