▶ "You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere."; "You can be sincere and still be stupid."; "We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there."; "We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work."; "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."; …
"Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax."; "There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand."; "There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."; "There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."; "The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility."; "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."; "The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer."; "The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution."; "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."; "People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people."; "Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."; "One fails forward toward success."; "No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm."; "My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."; "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."; "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."; "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."; "It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."; "Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need."; "If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it."; "If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."; "I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there."; "High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."; "Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress."; "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."; "A problem well stated is a problem half-solved."; "A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere."
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Tell me what you know about Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 â€“ November 24 or November 25, 1958), the American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 140 patents.