As You Contemplate Novel Actions

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“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome”.

 

“It is easier to get forgiveness that to get permission”

  • Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, 1986 – Grace Hopper (9 December 1906 – 1 January 1992) was a U.S. Naval officer, and an early computer programmer. She was the developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language; at the end of her service she was the oldest serving officer in the US Navy.

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time”. 

“It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world”.

“If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong”. 

 “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”. 

“It doesn’t matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.”

“No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm”. 

 “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots”. 

  • Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 24 or November 25, 1958) was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive inventions were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline. In association with the DuPont Chemical Company, he was also responsible for the invention of Freon refrigerant for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, as well as for the development of Duco lacquers and enamels, the first practical colored paints for mass-produced automobiles. While working with the Dayton-Wright Company he developed the “Bug” aerial torpedo, considered the world’s first aerial missile. He led the advancement of practical, lightweight two-stroke diesel engines, revolutionizing the locomotive and heavy equipment industries. In 1927, he founded the Kettering Foundation, a non-partisan research foundation.
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