"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."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Charles Kettering on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Charles Kettering on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Charles Kettering on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Charles Kettering on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Charles Kettering on Steve Jobs
"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."
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
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