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Civil Engineering Quotes : Inspirational, Funny & Intersting of Civil Engineering Quotes

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Civil engineers are the person design, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sectors, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.





  1. Inspirational Famous Civil Engineering Quotes  

The inspirational civil engineering quotes are mentioned below:


“The purpose of engineering is to enable people to improve the quality of their lives.”

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.

Winston Churchill

There can be little doubt that in many ways the story of bridge building is the story of civilization. By it, we can readily measure an important part of a people’s progress.

Franklin D Roosevelt, 1931

When engineers and quantity surveyors discuss aesthetics and architects study what cranes do we are on the right road.

Ove Arup

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The spark gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully, and quote aptly.

Lancelot Hogben

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong, it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

Douglas Adams

The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double logarithmic diagram.

Thomas Koenig

One has to watch out for engineers – they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb.

Marcel Pagnol

Nothing is so inspiring as seeing big works well laid out and planned and a real engineering organization.

Frederick Handley Page

Nothing can be of great worth or holy which is the work of builders and mechanics.

Zeno, Stoic Philosopher

No greater care is required upon any works than upon such as are to withstand the action of water; for this reason, all parts of the work need to be done exactly according to the rules of the art which all workmen know, but few observe.

Sextus Julius Frontinus

Men build bridges and throw railroads across deserts, and yet they contend successfully that the job of sewing on a button is beyond them. Accordingly, they don’t have to sew buttons.

Heywood Broun

It takes an engineer to undertake the training of an engineer and not, as often happens, a theoretical engineer who is clever on a blackboard with mathematical formulae but useless as far as production is concerned.

The Rev EB Evans

His father loved him dearly, but his work, that of a civil engineer, had left him with but little time for his family. Energetic, active, and always taken up with some responsible work, he did not spoil his children with excessive tenderness.

Mme Estafavia

Go for civil engineering, because civil engineering is the branch of engineering which teaches you the most about managing people. Managing people is a skill that is very, very useful and applies almost regardless of what you do.

Sir John Harvey Jones

From the laying out of a line of a tunnel to its final completion, the work may be either a series of experiments made at the expense of the proprietors of the project or a series of judicious applications of the results of previous experience.

HS Drinker

Engineers … are not mere technicians and should not approve or lend their name to any project that does not promise to be beneficent to man and the advancement of civilization

John Fowler

Engineering refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction [and, I would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.

GFC Rogers

Engineering is the art of modeling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyze so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.

Dr AR Dykes

Architects and engineers are among the most fortunate of men since they build their own monuments with public consent, public approval and often public money.

John Prebble

A great bridge is a great monument that should serve to make known the splendor and genius of a nation; one should not occupy oneself with efforts to perfect it architecturally, for taste is always susceptible to change, but to conserve always in its form and decoration the character of solidity which is proper.

Jean Peronnet

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

Freeman Dyson

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Douglas Adams

Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.

James A. Michener

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.

Albert Einstein

Each type of knowledge has value; however, from an engineering point of view, practical knowledge seems to be more valuable than theoretical knowledge.

Eraldo Banova

“Rome wasn’t built in a day. It was built over a period of many years.”


Building is not just about bricks and mortar. It’s about creating places where people can flourish.

John D. Rockefeller

In any construction, it is essential to remember that sometimes one stone laid upon another will cause an avalanche.

Robert Maillart


“A good civil engineer doesn’t merely design things; he makes things work.”

Civil engineering is a profession that integrates knowledge from many disciplines to provide solutions to challenges faced by society.


The civil engineer’s work is never done.

  2. Funny Civil Engineering Quotes  

The funny civil engineering quotes are mentioned below:

Civil engineering is the art of making things work.


Enginners are the persons who apply science for their Benefits.

Sanam Wagle


An engineer is someone who is good with figures but doesn’t have the personality of an accountant.

Life is like a gas turbine, After every compressor, there is always a turbine!;

Benyamin Bidabad

Engineering is the art and science of nuts and bolts.

Haresh Sippy




  3. Interesting Civil Engineering Quotes  

The interesting civil engineering quotes are mentioned below:

Civil engineering is not about building bridges or tunnels; it’s about fixing things that are broken.

William Pereira


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

Robert A. Heinlein

In engineering, the joints are the most crucial. They have to be both firm and flexible, exactly like the joints in our body.

Haresh Sippy


“Civil engineering is the bridge between science and practice.”


“A good civil engineer understands the importance of collaboration.”


This was for the Civil Engineering Quotes.




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Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
He is a founder and lead author of Dream Civil International and his civil engineering research articles has been taken as source by world's top news and educational sites like USA Today, Time, The richest, Wikipedia, etc.
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