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Kettering, Charles Franklin

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1958 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Engineers


US electrical engineer and inventor


invented self-starting automobile ignition system


Page last updated: 3:35am, 25th Jul '06

  • "An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots."
  • "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't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
  • "My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
  • "Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."