Quotes by Charles Kettering

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

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

“An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.”

“It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.”

“We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.”

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

“We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.”

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

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

“The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.”

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

“People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.”

“One fails forward toward success.”

“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.”

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