Charles Kettering Quotes

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Charles Kettering Quotes

Every great improvement has come after repeated failures. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
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High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

— 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

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

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

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

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

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

— Charles Kettering

99 percent of success is built on failure.

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I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.

— Charles Kettering

Failures, repeated failures, are sign-posts on the road to achievement. The only time you don't want to fail is the last time you try something (and it works).

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Modern psychology teaches that experience is not merely the best teacher, but the only possible teacher.. There is no war between theory and practice. The most valuable experience demands both, and the theory should supplement the practice and not precede it.

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The opportunities in this world are as great as we have the imagination to see them ... but we never get that view from the bottom of the nest.

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Don't bring anything to me but trouble.

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People see the wrongness in an idea much quicker that the rightness.

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Research is an organized method for keeping you reasonably dissatisfied with what you have.

— Charles Kettering

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

All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules; otherwise we would never have anything new.

— Charles Kettering

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