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Engineer quotes

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Howard Aiken people
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher von Braun sea
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
Vannevar Bush world
People often ask me how I feel about my invention being used to kill people every day and the AK being a common weapon of ethnic conflicts. I want to make it clear that I created my assault rifle to protect my country. You can blame politicians for its spreading out of control on a global scale.
Mikhail Kalashnikov reading
My own interest developed because I thought it was a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
Jack Kilby thought
To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.
Otto Lilienthal
I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor.
Hermann Oberth writing
The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel.
Bjarne Stroustrup library
For decades engineers have stood accused that their buildings do not have any cultural value. We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
Fritz Todt value
The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky art