Engineering Quotes

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.

Scott Adams

The engineer has been, and is, a maker of history.

James Kip Finch

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.

Freeman Dyson

Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.

Ross Perot

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.

Herbert Simon

Protein engineering is a technology of molecular machines - of molecular machines that are part of replicators - and so it comes from an area that already raises some of the issues that nanotechnology will raise.

K. Eric Drexler

The engineering is secondary to the vision.

Cynthia Ozick

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci

The Web is now philosophical engineering. Physics and the Web are both about the relationship between the small and the large.

Tim Berners-Lee

A scientist discovers that which exists. An engineer creates that which never was.

Theodore von Karman

Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race.

Henry G. Stott

Engineers participate in the activities which make the resources of nature available in a form beneficial to man and provide systems which will perform optimally and economically.

L. M. K. Boelter

A scientist studies what is, an engineer studies what never was.

Unknown

From here, it becomes an engineering problem; the engineer considers the ground motion that will occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed structure in the light of the local foundation conditions.

Charles Francis Richter

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again.

Ben Shneiderman

There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration.

Vinton Cerf

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.

H. G. Wells

Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society...

Dean Gordon Brown

Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.

William A. Smith

Engineering is the science and art of efficient dealing with materials and forces... it involves the most economic design and execution... assuring, when properly performed, the most advantageous combination of accuracy, safety, durability, speed, simplicity, efficiency, and economy possible for the conditions of design and service.

J. A. L. Waddell, Frank W. Skinner, and H. E. Wess

The well being of the world largely depends upon the work of the engineer. There is a great future and unlimited scope for the profession; new works of all kinds are and will be required in every country, and for a young man of imagination and keenness I cannot conceive a more attractive profession. Imagination is necessary as well as scientific knowledge.

Sir William Halcrow

Improvement makes strait roads: but the crooked roads without Improvement are roads of Genius.

William Blake

A great bridge is a great monument which should serve to make known the splendour and genius of a nation; one should not occupy oneself with efforts to perfect it architecturally, for taste is always susceptible to change, but to conserve always in its form and decoration the character of solidity which is proper.

Jean Peronnet

Go for civil engineering, because civil engineering is the branch of engineering which teaches you the most about managing people. Managing people is a skill which is very, very useful and applies almost regardless of what you do.

Sir John Harvey Jones

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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