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Engineering Quotes From Powerful Innovators

Take inspiration from the words of the notable engineers who have entirely changed the world with their powerful creations and innovations.
Ritika Khandelwal Sep 5, 2019
“One man’s 'magic' is another man’s engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." - Robert A. Heinlein
“What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems… there’s no law of physics preventing them.” - Michio Kaku

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“Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money.” - John Prebble

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“No one wants to learn by mistakes, but we cannot learn enough from successes to go beyond the state of the art.” - Henry Petroski

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

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“Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.” - Theodore von Karman
“Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.” - Sir Henry Royce
“The engineer has been, and is, a maker of history.” - James Kip Finch
“Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.” - Scott Adams
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” - Thomas Edison
“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.” - Scott Adams

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“Design is not how it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” - Steve Jobs
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” - Henry Ford
As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world - not just study it.”
 - Henry Petroski