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Engineering Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Engineering

Please enjoy these Engineering Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and,
you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
- Rube Goldberg

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

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

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the
kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
- Leon Kass

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape,
in the process.
- Arthur Erickson

I was in school studying civil engineering.
A guy approached me on the street and said that I had
a interesting look-very exotic.
He told me I should try to be in the industry.
- Thuy Trang

I think a craft becomes an art form when the space
of possible solutions becomes so huge that engineering can't carry you through.
- Bill Budge

I worked with such concentration and focus and I had
hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head.
I was just real exceptional in that way.
- Steve Wozniak

Having federal officials, whether judges,
bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition
of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering
profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul

The same undisciplined government spending and social
engineering that has undermined our economy over the
past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land.
- Stockwell Day

One should proceed with caution.
We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the
kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
- Leon Kass

I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
- Daniel J. Evans

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools,
or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
- Niklaus Wirth

I am going to design...
a Station after my own fancy; that is,
with engineering roofs, etc.
- Isambard K. Brunel

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

In these highways our engineering will reflect the
National Socialist movement.
- Fritz Todt

I do engineering, not religion.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Today, over half of China's undergraduate degrees are in math,
science technology and engineering, yet only 16 percent
of America's undergraduates pursue these schools.
- Cathy McMorris

I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated.
It intrigues me.
- Roger Spottiswoode

I like engineering, but I love the creative input.
- John Dykstra

But while doing that I'd been following a variety of
fields in science and technology,
including the work in molecular biology,
genetic engineering, and so forth.
- K. Eric Drexler

The story of civilization is, in a sense,
the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle
to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
- L. Sprague de Camp

I don't know technology and engineering.
I don't know accounting.
- Bernie Ebbers

I'm quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful.
- Sean Booth

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary.
Genetic mutations have always happened naturally,
anyway.
- James Lovelock

Architecture begins where engineering ends.
- Walter Gropius

Meccano gives boys the secrets of the world's wonderful engineering structures.
- Frank Hornby

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required
for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock

In 1978, I entered Tohoku University,
into the Department of Electrical Engineering,
Faculty of Technology.
- Koichi Tanaka

Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy,
from engineering to health care workers,
forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
- Jerry Costello

You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering
world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
- Kit Williams

And then, when I went into the Navy,
there was no choice.
You took about half of the hours during your naval
training as naval courses and the other half were engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans

So I went for engineering, specifically product design,
which I enjoyed.
- Debi Thomas

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather,
I want to be able to design and build biological systems
to perform particular applications.
- Drew Endy

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT,
and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering
in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.
- Karl Popper

I received my undergraduate degree in engineering in
1939 and a Master of Science degree in mathematical
physics in 1941 at Steven Institute of Technology.
- Frederick Reines

After graduating in engineering I went to the University
of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for
allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

The engineering is secondary to the vision.
- Cynthia Ozick

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

But I decided I wanted more education and I had to
make a choice between starting law school,
which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans

Software Engineering might be science;
but that's not what I do.
I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
- Jamie Zawinski

In terms of development of the company,
the vast majority of our sales are in the Far East
and we will expect to strengthen our activities there,
perhaps even moving some of our engineering activities abroad.
- David Milne

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

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next
year's opportunity to try it again.
Failures are not something to be avoided.
You want to have them happen as quickly as you can
so you can make progress rapidly.
- Gordon Moore

The federal government was responsible for building the levees,
engineering the levees, and consequentially,
the federal government is responsible for repairing
the damage that has been done,
which has not been completed yet.
- Mitch Landrieu

I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering
was because I had always been interested in electricity,
involving myself in such projects as building radios
from the time I was a child.
- Koichi Tanaka

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

My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor
of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
my other grandfather was a lawyer,
and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I pointed out on the floor last year,
after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one
of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana.
And they did a magnificent job.
- Kit Bond

Scientists at MIT and engineering schools all across
America say that they could improve the fuel economy
standards for the existing set of vehicles by 10 miles
per gallon using existing technology,
without compromising safety or comfort at all.
- Ed Markey

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

During the war years I worked on the development of
radar and other radio systems for the R.A.F.
and, though gaining much in engineering experience
and in understanding people,
rapidly forgot most of the physics I had learned.
- Martin Ryle

I was always fascinated by engineering.
Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest,
or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology,
but I was always trying to build things.
- James Cameron

Nonetheless, the research budgets of the Department
of Defense are under enormous stress-and they are extremely
important because they support more than 40 percent
of all federal funding for engineering schools across the country.
So the threat was and is real.
- Charles Vest

Another thing that was unique about working on this
stuff was that I was engineering it.
I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band.
It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in '87.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I studied chemical engineering.
I was a good student, but these were the hard times of the depression,
my scholarship came to an end, and it was necessary
to work to supplement the family income.
- Jack Steinberger

I think through education, belief in God,
and good engineering, our children become a lot better
at what they're doing than we did,
and that starts with the very first sign of life on the face of this earth.
- Evel Knievel

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

I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D.
in electrical engineering and came back and served
about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call
a combat systems engineer.
- Marc Garneau

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 public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved,
or even raised.
If you're a farmer and you're growing a genetically engineering food crop,
those genes are going to flow to the other farm.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering
bachelors as the United States,
and the number of U.S.
students graduating at the masters and PhD levels in
these areas is declining.
- Mark Kennedy

I don't really like to talk specifically about customers by name -
but we work with nearly all the leading manufacturers
of consumer products worldwide and at quite a detailed engineering level.
- David Milne

I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering
primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years,
and I felt the pressure of being a little behind -
although I was just 22.
- Daniel J. Evans

There is a lot of interest in the arts,
music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering,
architecture and software design.
I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version
of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci


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