Charles Franklin Kettering citáty
Charles Franklin Kettering
Datum narození: 29. srpen 1876
Datum úmrtí: 25. listopad 1958
Charles Franklin Kettering byl americký vynálezce.
Citáty Charles Franklin Kettering
„Každý, kdo chce být vědcem, musí být ochoten devětadevadesátkrát selhat, než dosáhne jednoho úspěchu.“
Originál: (en) An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
Zdroj: [Kalendárium, ceskatelevize.cz, 2011-03-20, http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/1095927644-kalendarium/3153-vyhledavani/?searchType=date&kMonth=11&kDay=25]
„I am not worried about the future at all. I don't like to run it down. I don't like to think of it being too dark because I expect to spend all the rest of my life there and I don't want to have a nasty end to it.“
"Mr. Kettering's Talk", News and Views, General Motors Acceptance Corporation, General Exchange Insurance Corporation, Motors Insurance Corporation, 1936, p. 46 https://books.google.com/books?id=G2hEAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22the+rest+of+my+life+there%22
I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there, and I would like it to be a nice place, polished, bright, glistening, and glorious.
Quoted in Professional Amateur: The Biography of Charles Franklin Kettering, by T. A. Boyd 1957, pp. 3–4 ( Internet Archive https://archive.org/stream/professionalamat013190mbp/professionalamat013190mbp_djvu.txt, Google Books https://books.google.com/books?id=42Ohg0wKaWsC&pg=PA4&dq=%22I+object+to+people+running+down+the+future%22)
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
Common, since 1947. Examples: Instruments and Control Systems, Volume 20, 1947, p. 374 https://books.google.com/books?id=gBonAAAAMAAJ&q=%22my+interest+is+in+the+future+because+i+am+going+to+spend+the+rest+of+my+life+there%22+kettering; " Biography: Charles Kettering http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/streamliners-kettering/", American Experience, PBS; The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives, by Eric Schmidt, , 2014, p. 337 https://books.google.com/books?id=SSWODQAAQBAJ&pg=PA337&q=kettering#v=onepage
Kontext: You know, you read about the future. You can't help that. I don't look upon the future. I am not a politician. I am not worried about the future at all. I don't like to run it down. I don't like to think of it being too dark because I expect to spend all the rest of my life there and I don't want to have a nasty end to it.
As quoted in Dynamic Work Simplification (1971) by W. Clements Zinck, p. 12
„A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.“
As quoted in Dynamic Work Simplification (1971) by W. Clements Zinck, p. 122
„We find that in research a certain amount of intelligent ignorance is essential to progress; for, if you know too much, you won't try the thing.“
quoted in Professional Amateur: The Biography Of Charles Franklin Kettering, Thomas Alvin Boyd, 1957 page 106 ( Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/professionalamat013190mbp)
„Why is the human skull as dense as it is? Nowadays we can send a message around the world in one-seventh of a second, but it takes years to drive an idea through a quarter-inch of human skull.“
As quoted in Boss Ket (1961) by Rosamond McPherson Young p. 194
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„You are always too late with a development if you are so slow that people demand it before you yourself recognize it. The research department should have foreseen what was necessary and had it ready to a point where people never knew they wanted it until it was made available to them.“
As quoted in Scientific American (August 1934) p. 243
As quoted in The End of Work (1995) by Jeremy Rifkin, p. 19
„We think we are smart because we have been flying for about sixty years. Birds and bees and butterflies have been flying for hundreds of thousands of years.“
as quoted in Boss Ket (1961) by Rosamond McPherson Young p. 194