Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.— Albert Einstein
Valuable Civil Engineer quotations
I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
I was in school studying civil engineering.
A guy approached me on the street and said that I had a interesting look-very exotic. He told me I should try to be in the industry.
Strive for perfection in everything you do.
My father, who had previously been a civil engineer, died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918.
Take the best that exists and make it better.
My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT, and my mother taught high school English.
Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms.
To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope.
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.
Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice.
When engineers and quantity surveyors discuss aesthetics and architects study what cranes do we are on the right road.
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.
An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full;
the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
Great numbers of children will be born who understand electronics and atomic power as well as other forms of energy. They will grow into scientists and engineers of a new age which has the power to destroy civilization unless we learn to live by spiritual laws.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man.
Therefore, O students, study mathematics and do not build without foundations.
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.
The family is the engine that drives civilization.
Throughout history, those cultures that have failed to found their rules and attitudes of society on the central importance of the family unit have decayed and disintegrated.
What appears to be the established order of present-day civilization is actually only the inert but spectacular momentum of a high velocity vehicle whose engine has already stopped functioning.
The Imaginative Child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization
The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and in-grafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man.
The human body was designed by a civil engineer.
Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area ?
How we feel about the evolving future tells us who we are as individuals and as a civilization: Do we search for stasis-a regulated, engineered world? Or do we embrace dynamism-a world of constant creation, discovery, and competition?
George Washington was quite a farmer.
He was a farmer, Civil Engineer and gentleman. He made enough at civil engineering to indulge in both the other luxuries.
Liberals say they are for civil liberties and personal freedom, but they continue to advocate government regulation of business, redistribution of wealth, and various forms of social engineering to manipulate human relationships and attitudes.
The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
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.
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.
The novel, in its best form, I regard as one of the most powerful engines of civilization ever invented.
Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph.
The flames kindled on the Fourth of July, 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.
Our infrastructure of bridges, roads and ports has been given a D-level rating by many civil engineer societies. The government should shift some money from the Defense budget and hire companies to fix our infrastructure. As for non-construction workers, we need to do job retraining in those growing areas where more skilled workers will be needed.
Civilization is drugs, alcohol, engines of war, prostitution, machines and machine slaves, low wages, bad food, bad taste, prisons, reformatories, lunatic asylums, divorce, perversion, brutal sports, suicides, infanticide, cinema, quackery, demagogy, strikes, lockouts, revolutions, putsches, colonization, electric chairs, guillotines, sabotage, floods, famine, disease, gangsters, money barons, horse racing, fashion shows, poodle dogs, chow dogs, Siamese cats, condoms, peccaries, syphilis, gonorrhea, insanity, neuroses, etc., etc.