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To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.

Author: Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

Profession: British Statesman, Military Leader

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.

Author: Freeman Dyson (1923)

Profession: British-born American Physicist, Author

My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.

Author: Marcel Pagnol


For 'Tis the sport to have the engineer hoisted with his own petard.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Hedonic Engineering -- The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?

Author: Robert Wilson (1941)

Profession: American Theater Director, Designer