30+ Top Civil Engineering Quotes

30+ Top Civil Engineering Quotes

28 August 2018 0 By The Engineering Community

30+ Top Civil Engineering Quotes

 

There are a lot of quotes related to civil engineering on the internet. We have gathered together all the inspirational, funny, motivating, interesting quotes related to civil engineering here. You will get all the best civil engineering quotes in the following list.

Inspirational Famous Civil Engineering Quotes

The followings are the inspirational quotes for civil engineers.

We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.

Winston Churchill

There can be little doubt that in many ways the story of bridge building is the story of civilisation. By it we can readily measure an important part of a people’s progress.

Franklin D Roosevelt, 1931

When engineers and quantity surveyors discuss aesthetics and architects study what cranes do we are on the right road.

Ove Arup

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.

Lancelot Hogben

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong, it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

Douglas Adams

The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double logarithmic diagram.

Thomas Koenig

One has to watch out for engineers – they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb.

Marcel Pagnol

Nothing is so inspiring as seeing big works well laid out and planned and a real engineering organisation.

Frederick Handley Page

Nothing can be of great worth or holy which is the work of builders and mechanics.

Zeno, Stoic Philosopher

No greater care is required upon any works than upon such as are to withstand the action of water; for this reason, all parts of the work need to be done exactly according to the rules of the art which all workmen know, but few observe.

Sextus Julius Frontinus

Men build bridges and throw railroads across deserts, and yet they contend successfully that the job of sewing on a button is beyond them. Accordingly, they don’t have to sew buttons.

Heywood Broun

It takes an engineer to undertake the training of an engineer and not, as often happens, a theoretical engineer who is clever on a blackboard with mathematical formulae but useless as far as production is concerned.

The Rev EB Evans

His father loved him dearly, but his work, that of a civil engineer, had left him with but little time for his family. Energetic, active, and always taken up with some responsible work, he did not spoil his children with excessive tenderness.

Mme Estafavia

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

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

Engineers … 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

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.

GFC Rogers

Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.

Dr AR Dykes

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

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

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible

Freeman Dyson

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

Douglas Adams

Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.

James A. Michener

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

Albert Einstein

Each type of knowledge has value; however, from an engineering point of view, practical knowledge seems to be more valuable than theoretical knowledge.

Eraldo Banovac

Funny Civil Engineering Quotes

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

An Arts graduate’s view of engineers

Life is like a gas turbine, After every compressor, there is always a turbine!;

Benyamin Bidabad

Engineering is the art and science of nuts and bolts.

Haresh Sippy

Interesting Civil Engineering Quotes

“One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.”

Robert A. Heinlein

In engineering, the joints are the most crucial. They have to be both firm and flexible, exactly like the joints in our body.;

Haresh Sippy