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10 Inspirational Engineering Quotes [From Around the World]

Engineering Quotes : From Around the World

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This engineering quotes will definitely help you especially if you are looking for some inspiration to start off your next exciting project or maybe to rejuvenate your passion for engineering to create something really awesome.

Motivation differs from person to person, from industry to industry but all of us need motivation at some point of time especially when things become too challenging to handle. Engineers are no different and with the ever changing needs of the modern society it becomes sometimes overwhelming for them as well. 

Engineering students on the other hand are also in the same boat at times. With pressure from studies, assignment submission, end semester exams, project completion etc. students tend to loose motivation and interest as they go along their engineering course at the university. But as the saying goes there is light at the end of the tunnel and successful students don’t blame the lack of intelligence but blame their lack of motivation. And that’s one of the reasons why you need a motivational video for study. It will not just be a source of motivation for engineering students but will also help them to stay motivated in engineering because they are the source of our future empowerment. 

So we decided to find out what famous people have to say about engineering? How do they understand it? And more importantly how can their engineering quotes inspire us!

As a additional bonus we have a motivational video at the end of the article, which will be really inspirational for you or your engineering team.  

So let’s find out!

“Design is not how it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works”

- Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO

“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, theoretical physicist and mathematician

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do” 

- Leonardo da Vinci, engineer, inventor, artist and mathematician

“There is nothing I believe more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind” 

- Bill Nye, science educator and former mechanical engineer

Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty; make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you’ll have an engineer for life” 

- Bruce Dickinson, airline pilot and musician

“To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be” 

- Unknown

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

- Robert A. Heinlein, Sci-FI writer

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently” 

- Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe”  

- Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

“At its heart engineering is about using science to find creative practical solutions. It’s a noble profession” 

- Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of United Kingdom 

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