Charles Kettering QuotesCompiled by Catherine Pulsifer
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 world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
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.
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.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
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.
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