Engineering Quotes

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

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

Thomas H. Huxley

The ideal engineer is a composite ... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems.

N. W. Dougherty

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.

Lancelot Hogben

Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money.

John Prebble

Engineering refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction [and, I would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.

GFC Rogers

Engineers ... are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization.

John Fowler

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Douglas Adams

Engineers … are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization

John Fowler

Nothing can be of great worth or holy which is the work of builders and mechanics.

Zeno

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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