Ten Engineering Quotes That Get Your Gears Turning

Engineering Quotes

The following are ten of our favorite quotes on engineering. Think you know who said them? Take your best guess and then click on the quote to find out if you are right. The answer may surprise you!

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“Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.”

“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.”

“Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.”

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

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

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

“A scientist can discover a new star but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do it for him.”

“Engineering is a great profession. There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy…It elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life…This is the engineer’s high privilege.”

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