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Charles Kettering
August 29, 1876 - November 25, 1958
Nationality: American
Category: Inventor
Subcategory: American Inventor

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


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


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


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


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


A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.


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