Engineering—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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30 Page Quotation Collection on Engineering
This 30 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Engineering. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Engineering, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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We need to stop looking to politicians to make our world better. Politicians don’t make the world a better place. Everything that’s ever made the world a better place has come from inventors, engineers, scientists, teachers, artists, builders, philosophers, healers, and people that choose love over hate.
The scientist explains that which exists; The engineer creates that which never was. —Theodore von Karman
When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.
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
Aviation is the branch of engineering that is least forgiving of mistakes.
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
Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.
Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.
Beware of overconfidence; especially in matters of structure.
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