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Summary

Charles F. Kettering (born as Charles Franklin Kettering in Loudonville, Ohio, died in Dayton, Ohio) was a famous Inventor from USA, who lived between August 29, 1876 and November 25, 1958. He became 82 years old.

Biography

Charles Franklin Kettering was a farmer, school teacher, engineer, scientist, inventor and philosopher. Because of his weak eyes, he had to stop twice to study the mechanical and electrical engineering at Ohio State University before he could complete it successfully in 1904. After his conviction arose innovations most likely through interdisciplinary collaboration, and he tried to apply that principle everywhere.

Kettering was the owner of more than 300 patents. He invented the electric starter for internal combustion engines and electric vehicle lighting. His first job was at the National Cash Register Company in Dayton, where he invented the first electric cash register. Other inventions include inter alia an incubator for premature babies and a generator, which played a crucial role in the development of the diesel locomotive.

Kettering founded the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco), which sold to General Motors in 1920 and renamed the General Motors Research Corporation. Kettering became vice president of the company for 27 years and was head of development at GM.

The town of Kettering (a suburb of Dayton) was renamed to honor him, as it was incorporated 1955th In 1998, the GMI Engineering and Management Institute (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint also renamed to honor him at Kettering University. Since 1979, the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation named after him, Charles F. Kettering Prize awarded.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topics: Science, Change, Business.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_F._Kettering

Famous quotes by Charles F. Kettering (32)


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"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
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"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress"
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"The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try"
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"The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution"
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"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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"Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me"
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"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones"
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"Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax"
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"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there"
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"My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid"
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"Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it"
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"There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier"
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"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility"
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"The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer"
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"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future"
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"One fails forward toward success"
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"No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm"
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"It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again"
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"Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need"
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"In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow"
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"If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it"
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"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong"
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"I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there"
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"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress"
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"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail"
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"An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously"
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"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots"
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"A problem well stated is a problem half-solved"
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"A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere"
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"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation"
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"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"
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"It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world"


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