“Go for civil engineering, because civil engineering is the branch of engineering which teaches you the most about managing people.
Managing people is a skill which is very, very useful and applies almost regardless of what you do.” Sir John Harvey Jones 43.
“Engineering refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction [and, I would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.” Arthur Mellen Wellington 37. are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization.” John Fowler 38. That they make mistakes is forgivable; that they catch them is imperative.
And about the former I am rather more optimistic.” Sir Horace Lamb 44.
“[I am] opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.” Isambard Kingdom Brunel 45. There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper.
From here on out, it's all can openers.” ― Neal Stephenson 11. Engineering is my Profession.” ― Wilfred James Dolor 12 “Great triumphs of engineering genius—the locomotive, the truss bridge, the steel rail— ...
are rather invention than engineering proper.” ― Arthur Mellen Wellington 13. Along with, avoid anything made by an engineer who doesn't have all his own fingers.” ― Simon R. “The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts.
And when we have completed our task all can see that the dreams and plans have materialised for the comfort and welfare of all.
I am an Engineer, I serve mankind, by making dreams come true.” Anon (supposedly found pinned to a site hut during the construction of the Konkan railway) 40.“Aeroplanes are not designed by science, but by art in spite of some pretence and humbug to the contrary.I do not mean to suggest that engineering can do without science, on the contrary, it stands on scientific foundations, but there is a big gap between scientific research and the engineering product which has to be bridged by the art of the engineer.” British Engineer to the Royal Aeronautical Society, 1922. “ A great bridge is a great monument which should serve to make known the splendour and genius of a nation; one should not occupy oneself with efforts to perfect it architecturally, for taste is always susceptible to change, but to conserve always in its form and decoration the character of solidity which is proper.” Jean Peronnet 31.“Experience serves not only to confirm theory, but differs from it without disturbing it, it leads to new truths which theory only has not been able to reach.” Dalembert 41.“From the laying out of a line of a tunnel to its final completion, the work may be either a series of experiments made at the expense of the proprietors of the project, or a series of judicious applications of the results of previous experience.” HS Drinker 42. Engineers turn dreams into reality.” ― Hayao Miyazaki 4.