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"Incurable diseases are only those the doctors do not know how to cure." ~ Charles F. Kettering

Charles F. Kettering

Teach educated people to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

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

Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.

Research is an organized method for keeping you reasonably dissatisfied with what you have.

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

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

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

A research problem is not solved by apparatus; it is solved in a man's head.

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

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

I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something while sitting down.

Every great improvement has come after repeated failures. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.

It is not what we know that is important, it is what we do not know.

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.