Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology and Architecture

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CRC Press, Aug 22, 2019 - Mathematics - 366 pages
This book brings together over 1,100 quotes pertinent and illuminating to engineering, technology and architecture. It includes extensive author and subject indexes for locating quotations. The book can be read for entertainment or used as a handy reference by students and professional engineers.

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Contents

KNOWLEDGE
166
LAWS
171
LEVER
173
LOGIC
174
MACHINE
178
MATHEMATICS
181
MEASUREMENT
185
MECHANICS
189

BRIDGE
16
BUILD
19
BUILDER
21
BUILDING
23
CALCULATION
24
CAUSE AND EFFECT
25
CHAOS
27
COMMON SENSE
28
COMMUNICATION
30
CONCEPT
33
CONSTRUCTION
34
CREATE
35
CREATIVITY
36
CREED
38
DATA
40
DECISION
42
DESIGN
44
DISCOVERY
46
ELECTRICAL
50
ENERGY
52
ENGINEER
55
ENGINEERING
92
EQUATION
108
ERROR
109
ESTIMATES
114
ETHICS
115
EXPERIENCE
116
EXPERIMENT
120
FACTS
124
FAILURE
129
FLUID
130
FORCE
131
FORECAST
132
FORMULA
133
FRICTION
135
GENIUS
136
GEOLOGY
138
GOAL
139
GRAPHICS
140
GRAVITY
141
HEAT
142
IDEA
144
IMAGINATION
148
IMPOSSIBLE
149
IMPRESSION
151
INFORMATION
152
INNOVATION
153
INSPIRATION
154
INVENTIONS
155
INVENTOR
162
INVESTIGATOR
164
JUDGMENT
165
METHOD
191
MISTAKE
192
MODEL
193
MOTION
194
OBSERVATION
196
OPINION
202
PATENT
203
PERCEPTIONS
204
PERSPECTIVES
205
POWER
206
PRAYER
207
PRECISION
210
PREDICT
211
PROBLEM
212
PROJECT
218
PROPORTION
219
REALITY
220
REASON
221
REPAIR
223
REPORTS
224
RESEARCH
225
RESEARCH PLANS
227
RISK
229
RULE
230
SEEING
231
SIMPLICITY
232
SOLIDITY
233
SOLUTION
234
SPECIALIZATION
235
SPECIFICATIONS
236
STABILITY
237
STRENGTH
238
SURVEYOR
239
SYMMETRY
240
SYSTEM
242
TABLES
243
TECHNOLOGICAL
244
TECHNOLOGY
245
TESTING
254
THEOREM
255
THERMODYNAMICS
256
TIME
257
TOOL
259
TRAIN ENGINEER
260
TRUTH
261
TUNNEL
265
WEIGHT
266
BIBLIOGRAPHY
267
PERMISSIONS
294
SUBJECT BY AUTHOR INDEX
301
AUTHOR BY SUBJECT INDEX
343
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Page 173 - The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.
Page 223 - Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.
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Page 206 - Somebody said that it couldn't be done, But he with a chuckle replied That " maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it. Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it...
Page 227 - Basic research leads to new knowledge. It provides scientific capital. It creates the fund from which the practical applications of knowledge must be drawn. New products and new processes do not appear full-grown. They are founded on new principles and new conceptions, which in turn are painstakingly developed by research in the purest realms of science.
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Page 121 - We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it — and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again — and that is well ; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.
Page 219 - The capacity of the human mind for formulating and solving complex problems is very small compared with the size of the problems whose solution is required for objectively rational behavior in the real world— or even for a reasonable approximation to such objective rationality.
Page 148 - The memory of some men, it is true, is very tenacious, even to a miracle; but yet there seems to be a constant decay of all our ideas, even of those which are struck deepest, and in minds the most retentive ; so that if they be not sometimes renewed by repeated exercise of the senses, or reflection on those kinds of objects which at first occasioned them, the print wears out, and at last there remains nothing to be seen.
Page 21 - Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone ; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See ! this our fathers did for us.

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