Charles Kettering

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A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true.

Charles Franklin Kettering (29 August 1876 - 24 or 25 November 1958) was an American inventor and social philosopher.

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  • The whole fun of living is trying to make something better.
    • 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
  • The key to economic prosperity is the organized creation of dissatisfaction.
    • As quoted in The End of Work (1995) by Jeremy Rifkin, p. 19
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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