American Civil Engineer Quotes
If you can't reduce a difficult engineering problem to just one 8-1/2 x 11-inch sheet of paper, you will probably never understand it.
Ralph Brazelton Peck
Engineering is superficial only to those who view it superficially. At the heart of engineering lies existential joy.
Samuel C. Florman
The operating management, providing as it does for the care of near thirty thousand miles of railway, is far more important than that for construction in which there is comparatively little doing.
John B. Jervis
To define it rudely but not inaptly, [engineering] is the art of doing that well with one dollar which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.
Arthur M. Wellington
It is not given to our weak intellects to understand the steps of Providence as they occur: we comprehend them only as we look back upon them in the far-distant past.
George B. McClellan
Quote of the day
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. It's amazing to me how much we do, but how little time we spend reflecting on what we just did.
Civil engineer Quotes
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