Quotes of Engineer

“ I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability. ”

- Max Frisch

“ God works in many ways His wonders to perform." But He's not a skillful mechanic. A man drived over a cliff and "by a miracle" he only breaks his back. It would be more divine if he were a better driver and stayed on the road. ”

- Paul Goodman

“ The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings. ”

- Margaret Mitchell

“ Electronic calculators can solve problems which the man who made them cannot solve but no government-subsidized commission of engineers and physicists could create a worm. ”

- Joseph Wood Krutch

“ You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is. ”

- Dean Kamen

“ No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Well has the name of Pontifex been given Unto the Church's head, as the chief builder And architect of the invisible bridge That leads from earth to heaven. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment. ”

- Bryant McGill

“ In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything. ”

- Harold Coffin

“ There are three principal ways to lose money: wine, women, and engineers. While the first two are more pleasant, the third is by far the more certain. ”

- Baron Rothschild

“ The engineer's first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is. ”

- Unknown

“ A doctor can bury his mistakes but a supplier based engineer can only advise the product designer to specify a heavier texture. ”

- Mick Lloyd Kerman

“ For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petard… ”

- William Shakespeare

“ 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

“ Engineers are all basically high-functioning autistics who have no idea how normal people do stuff. ”

- Cory Doctorow

“ The writer is the engineer of the human soul. ”

- Joseph Stalin

“ 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

“ Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success. ”

- Burt Lawlor

“ In free society art is not a weapon. Artists are not engineers of the soul. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs. ”

- Marcel Pagnol

“ The United States is a country that prides itself on building gadgets. We have great engineers and a few things we excel at and one of those is gadgets. And gadgets imply that you have an engineer who goes out and knows what he wants the machine he's going to build to do, and he goes out and designs it and builds it. ”

- Guy Burgess

“ The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man … To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality. ”

- Sir Eric Ashby

“ I've got a great team of engineers behind this race car. I've got a great bunch of mechanics that make it reliable. This car is developed to go out there and be better than the Reynard, and I feel that it is. ”

- Al Unser

“ The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it… ”

- Antonin Artaud

“ When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, "Boss you can't do that… ”

- Charles F. Kettering

“ Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases. ”

- Thomas Brooks

“ A civilization built on dualism and war within and between persons, one that puts its most creative minds and its best engineers to sadistic work building more and more destructive weapons, is no civilization at all. It needs a radical transformation from the heart outwards… ”

- Matthew

“ When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man. ”

- Herbert Clark Hoover

“ When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, Boss you can't do that. ”

- Charles Kettering

“ I also did electrical and chemistry experiments at that time. At first, when asked in school to prepare an essay about my career, I prepared one about a career as an electrical engineer like my father. Later, when I actually entered Carnegie Tech. in Pittsburgh, I entered as a student with the major of chemical engineering. ”

- John Nash
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