105 Engineering Inspirational Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Engineering Inspirational Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them. — James A. Michener

I like engineering, but I love the creative input. — John Dykstra

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. There are no prima donnas in engineering. — Freeman Dyson

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. — Scott Adams

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. — Thuy Trang

For decades engineers have stood accused that their buildings do not have any cultural value. We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation. — Fritz Todt

Whether you're a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation. — Strive Masiyiwa

To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope. — Herbert Hoover

Architecture begins where engineering ends. — Walter Gropius

I wanted to be an inventor, whatever I thought that meant then. I guess I was thinking of Edison or maybe James Watt. Or maybe even Newton. — David Antin

Short Engineering Inspirational Quotes

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  • Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been. — Albert Einstein
  • I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948. — Daniel J. Evans
  • Strive for perfection in everything you do. — Henry Royce
  • Take the best that exists and make it better. — Henry Royce
  • Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running. — Zig Ziglar
  • Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. — Steven Wright
  • Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind. — Donald Knuth
  • Copy and paste is a design error. — David Parnas
  • Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been. — Theodore von Karman
  • Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines. — Gary Sinise

Engineering Inspirational Image Quotes

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Engineering inspirational quote by Henry Royce

Take the best that exists and make it better. — Henry Royce

Engineering inspirational quote by Steven Wright

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. — Steven Wright

Engineering inspirational quote by Donald Knuth

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind. — Donald Knuth

Engineering inspirational quote I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
Engineering inspirational quote by David Parnas

Copy and paste is a design error. — David Parnas

Engineering inspirational quote Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Kahlil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Engineering inspirational quote Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. T
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Engineering Day Quotes

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I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine. — Kurt Vonnegut

Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day. — Bruce Mau

YouTube is, at the end of the day, a search engine... that's why Google bought it. — Jake Paul

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In the early days it was fun to fly. You could soar over rooftops and trees, or drop down to meet a passing train and wave at the engineer. The whole sky belonged to you. now there are so many regulations. The sky is crowded. All the fun is gone. — Katherine Stinson

However, the occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day. — Koichi Tanaka

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy. — John Baldacci

I was Chairman for two days. I had an airplane with my engines, hit a building I insured, was covered by a network I owned and I still have to increase earnings by 11 percent. — Jeffrey R. Immelt

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. — Jose Arguelles

Everyone told me you can't build a major tech company in Canada. There just aren't enough investors or engineers or top-level managers. Each day, I'm driven to prove them wrong. — Ryan Holmes

Electrical Engineer Quotes

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If inflation is unwinding, as we believe, then we could be heading back to the future, the Roaring Twenties, the last time several general-purpose technologies evolved at the same time: telephone, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. The setup is remarkably similar! — Cathie Wood

We live technologically, with man as the master of nature, man as the engineer, and let anyone who raises his voice against it stop using bridges not built by nature.... No electric light bulbs, no engines, no atomic energy, no calculating machines, no anaesthetics-back to the jungle. — Max Frisch

It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering — only expensive — blind, faint-hearted, doubting world. — Nikola Tesla

I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child. — Koichi Tanaka

Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed. — W. Clement Stone

Reading is a mighty engine, beside which steam and electricity sink into insignificance. — Sayings

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? — Bill Gates

Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going at top speed. Enthusiasm is the very propeller of progress. — B. C. Forbes

Calculus, the electrical battery, the telephone, the steam engine, the radio - all these groundbreaking innovations were hit upon by multiple inventors working in parallel with no knowledge of one another. — Steven Johnson

We have a tremendous investment in facilities for (internal combustion engines, transmissions, and axles) and I can't see throwing them away just because the electric car doesn't emit fumes. — Henry Ford II

Mechanical Engineer Quotes

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The business and design of the Royal Society is: To improve the knowledge of naturall things, and all useful Arts, Manufactures, Mechanic practices, Engines and Inventions by Experiments-(not meddling with Divinity, Metaphysics, Moralls, Politicks, Grammar, Rhetoric or Logick). — Robert Hooke

I happen to love engineering. I love figuring things out in a spatial sense, that whole realm of working with mechanical parts, and the relationship of the parts, and things like ratios and the speeds of particular objects. — Arthur Ganson

My father was a master carpenter and builder. Architectural design, engineering design, mechanical design, three-dimensional views, that was my shtick, my forte. — Bobby Seale

Husband, when you tell your wife to go for counseling alone (because you think going to see a counselor is a sign you have failed) is like having a car you love overheat and deciding it's not manly to take it to the mechanic. You can keep on driving it but eventually you will ruin the engine. — Adam Hamilton

Communication is like the basics of mechanical engineering, the more moving parts you have the more likely it is to break down! — Garrison Wynn

The experienced physician, mechanic, or physiologist looking at a wound, an engine, a microscopic preparation, "sees" things the novice does not see. If both, experts and laymen, were asked to make exact copies of what they see, their drawings would be quite different. — Rudolf Arnheim

Our mechanics are engineered so that we can survive quite a lot, but I think our need to be loved is so great that it’s the thing that damages us the most. — Charlize Theron

For the record, a mechanical engineer is responsible for how just about anything is built. We make sure any type of structure or vehicle or roadway is strong, safe and will stay together. — Kristan Higgins

The Reservoir plan is an engineering mechanism applied to the field of economics, and in its essence it has nothing to do with democracy or any other political philosophy. — Benjamin Graham

The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people : Their motivation and direction. — Ken Gilbert

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More Engineering Inspirational Quotes

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. — R. Buckminster Fuller

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. — Edsger Dijkstra

Birds in flight fascinate me. I admire eagles and falcons. I’m inspired by a feather but also its color, its graphics, its weightlessness and its engineering. It’s so elaborate. In fact I try and transpose the beauty of a bird to women. — Alexander McQueen

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. — Martin Fowler

My engineer dad is where my technical acumen comes from. I remember him taking me to the factories to see how what works. Often he used to open up his motorbike to fix things and I saw how the wheels worked. His car used to be open for dissection very regularly. All this taught me and inspired me to look beyond what I could see on the skin. — Bibhu Mohapatra

Good code is its own best documentation. As you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, "How can I improve the code so that this comment isn't needed?" Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer. — Steve McConnell

Constant leadership in engineering, not patents is the fundamental source of protection. — Philip Arthur Fisher

The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it's still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists. — Sugata Mitra

Design is a process - an intimate collaboration between engineers, designers, and clients. — Henry Dreyfuss

When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart. — William Gibson

When someone says, "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done," give him a lollipop. — Alan Perlis

I am also involved with all the acquisitions and overall strategy. Now it's true, I don't run operations. But I've never really run operations. I've never had the endurance to run sales. The whole idea of selling to the customer just isn't my personality. I'm an engineer, tell me why something isn't working or is and I am curious. — Larry Ellison

Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man. — Thomas Tredgold

Winning the world championship in '66 was really the pinnacle of the whole thing, because to win a championship with an Australian made engine was a fantastic feather in our cap. — Jack Brabham

Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work. — A. B. Simpson

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

Once again, the power of a terrific engineer – A-list talent – led to extraordinary results. — Cliff Lerner

All we know about the new economic world is that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness. — Richard Lamm

Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration. — Stan Kelly-Bootle

Knowing there is a structure, hidden or felt, to the random gives pleasure. — Cecil Balmond

Unless you took courses in architecture, engineering, or pre-med, the rest of your liberal arts education hardly prepares you for life as the business warrior and champion you envision yourself to be. — Gene Simmons

The most important thing is to keep trying... — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it; it's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free. — Steve McConnell

The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space. — Arthur C. Clarke

Being the first mid-size SUV for the brand, Dodge Nitro had to personify the bold, powerful and street-smart attitude of Dodge. In a world of mostly bland SUVs, the 2007 Dodge Nitro has the design, engineering and performance to inspire consumers and ignite the mid-size SUV market. — George Murphy

One of my goals is to inspire people to be all that they can be and, hopefully, be a good example and teach some useful, interesting principles. Perhaps I can be the key that turns on the engine in their life, and then they can take their car where they want. — Mark Victor Hansen

We may discover resources on the moon or Mars that will boggle the imagination, that will test our limits to dream. And the fascination generated by further exploration will inspire our young people to study math, and science, and engineering and create a new generation of innovators and pioneers. — George W. Bush

Choice is the engine of our evolution. — Gary Zukav

One man's magic is another man's gluey torture session. — Jackie Earle Haley

I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22. — Daniel J. Evans

Anything which is physically possible can always be made financially possible; money is a bugaboo of small minds. — Robert A. Heinlein

Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration. — Jeff Bezos

I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer. — Marc Garneau

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