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Slideshow: 25 Great Engineering Quotations

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Elizabeth M
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You learn something new every day
Elizabeth M   10/29/2013 10:46:06 AM
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A great collection of colorful quotes here! I especially like the humorous but probably all-too-true one by Scott Adams, and the thoughtful one by Freeman Dyson. On a side note, I didn't realize Huey Lewis went to engineering school. He probably made a much better choice by being a musician--even if in retrospect it's hard to believe his music was so popular at one point in time. I think he did a bit of acting as well, another profession that, as another one of the people you quote mentions, would have made him far more popular with the ladies than engineering. ;)

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richnass   10/29/2013 12:03:11 PM
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I wish Einstein's comment was true. But the majority of today's engineers seem to be working on upgrades rather than creating new things.

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Nancy Golden   10/29/2013 1:32:50 PM
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I found Neil Armstrong's stereotype hilarious - I think it still carries over to this day :)

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100 years with Einstein
NadineJ   10/29/2013 7:04:52 PM
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I must admit, when I saw the picture of Einstein I was hoping for a slide show showcasing technical advances that came directly from e=mc2...it's been 100 years.

The quotes were fun!  It's a very nice distraction from work!

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far911   10/29/2013 11:51:38 PM
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you are right in a sense but adding something new to the old stuff keeps it in demand.

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Pubudu   10/30/2013 12:33:01 AM
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Charles A great collection of quotes thanks for sharing, And also its better to do a same thing for the Scientists also. 

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Pubudu   10/30/2013 12:36:54 AM
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Elizabeth I also do like for the humorous, and also those humorous things will increase the applicability of those quotes. 

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   10/30/2013 7:26:29 AM
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Sounds like a great idea for another slideshow, NadineJ!

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   10/30/2013 7:29:41 AM
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I agree, Pubudu, and humor is also a lighthearted way to get across the truth when it's a little bit prickly. In the case of engineer stereotypes and some of the other subject matter here, humor is a good thing!

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More engineer quotes
warren@fourward.com   10/30/2013 8:24:55 AM
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How about: "Whoa! I didn't see that coming!" Or, "Nope. That didn't work!"

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