FAMOUS ENGINEER QUOTES

“The scientist discovers a new type of material or energy and the engineer discovers a new use for it.” – Gordon Lindsay Glegg

“Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.” – Elon Musk

“Engineering or technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy

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

“Engineering is not only study of 45 subjects but it is moral studies of intellectual life.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“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

“The engineer has been, and is, a maker of history.” – James Kip Finch

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

“Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.” – Henry Petroski

“Great engineers build bridges, not walls.” – Unknown

“An engineer is someone who can do for a dime what any fool can do for a dollar.” – Unknown

“To engineers, the world is a toy box full of candy.” – Unknown DEATH OF MOTHER QUOTES

“As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world – not just study it.” – Henry Petroski

“The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world.” – Anthony F. Jahn

“Engineers create the world that never was.” – Unknown

“Engineering is not only about making things work, but also about making them work better.” – Unknown

“Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.” – Scott Adams

“Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad, and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution.” – Herbert Simon

“An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal, and commercial problems.” – Unknown

“An engineer is someone who is good with figures, but doesn’t have the personality of an accountant.” – Unknown

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale

“The bridge between reality and a dream is often an engineer.” – Unknown

“Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of humankind.” – Thomas Tredgold