Inspirational Quotes About Civil Engineering

As an engineer, you need to face many things, challenges and need more productive and creative in your life. You need some motivation and inspiration to make your work and life more inspired.

Here are some of the best and most inspiring quotes about civil engineering are as follows,

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

You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you are going to have a strong superstructure.

– Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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.

– Ove Arup

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 useful and applies almost regardless of what you do.

– John Harvey Jones

We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.

– Winston Churchill

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

Cross rail is a prime example of infrastructure. It is a rather deadly word, but I think it is exciting stuff, the civil engineering which makes Britain bridges, tunnels, power and water networks, which bind us together.

– Evan Davis

Construction is a matter of optimism. It is facing the future with confidence.

– Cesar Pelli

My buildings will be my legacy. They will speak for me long after I’m gone.

– Julia Morgan

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.

– Will Rogers

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

– Franklin D Roosevelt

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

– Ove Arup

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

It takes analytical skills worthy of a degree in civil engineering to understand when and where one is allowed to leave a car in Montreal.

– Kathy Reichs

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.

– Freeman Dyson

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

Engineers are not superhuman. They make mistakes in their assumptions, in their calculations, in their conclusions. That they make mistakes is forgivable; that they catch them is imperative. Thus, it is the essence of modern engineering not only to be able to check one’s own work but also to have one’s work checked and to be able to check the work of others.

– Henry Petroski

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

– Scott Adams

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

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

– Frederick Handley Page

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

– Albert Einstein

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

– Frederick Handley Page

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.

– Rev EB Evans

If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure.

– Douglas Coupland

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