An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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 (1923-, British-born American physicist, author)


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


Marcel Pagnol


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


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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.


Arthur (Duke of Wellington) Wellesley (1769-1852, British statesman, military leader)


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?


Robert Wilson (1941-, American theater director, designer)


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