• I'm an optimist.
    I've always believed the future is going to be better than the past.
    And I also believe I have a role in that.
    The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change.
    I can do better.
    If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe the future is better than the past, those few things get you through a lot of tough times.

    "The Fast Company Interview: Jeff Immelt". Interview with John R. Byrne, July 1, 2005.