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.
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise.
Charles F. Kettering
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the
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.
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 |
Opportunity test |
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 |
New Beginnings |
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 |
Positive Thinking |
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
Charles Kettering Time |
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but
trouble. Good news weakens me.
Charles Kettering Challenge |