Charles Kettering Quotes

1876 - 1958
Charles Kettering was born in Ohio, United States. He held many different jobs, such as an inventor, engineer, and scientist. He also was a farmer, schoolteacher, mechanic, social philosopher, and a salesman. In the automotive industry he was a leading researcher. When the automobile was first invented it was started by a crank, Charles Kettering invented the battery-powered electric starter.

We consider Mr. Kettering as one of those inspirational people who have been a role model to many. He was a determined man with a simple philosophy on life.

"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility."
Charles Kettering
Optimistic   |  

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise.
Charles F. Kettering
Father   |  

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

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
Determination  |  

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

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
Charles Kettering
Funny Quotes about Life  |  

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
Imagination  |  

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

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

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Charles Kettering
Choices  |  

Don't be afraid to stumble. Any inventor will tell you that you don't follow a plan far before you strike a snag. If, out of 100 ideas you get one that works, it's enough.
Charles Kettering
Fear  |  

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

Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
Charles Kettering
Challenge  |  

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