As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world - not just study it.
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Author: Henry Petroski
Change The World
Smile my boy, it’s sunrise
I am a Smedry, and we do ridiculous, unexpected, eccentric things like this all the time! Ha-ha!
The Great Stone at the center of the Somme memorial has this inscription: “Their name liveth for eve
You’re not going to fight me, Captain. This is the right call. You know it.”She marched me off the b
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of wi
Henri Frederic Amiel
All the joys—animal and human—of a free life are mine. I have escaped everything that is artificial,
And slowly, infinitely slowly, he began to trust. Not the sea, from from it; no one should make that
To arms! to arms! ye brave! The avenging sword unsheathe March on! march on! all hearts resolved On
Rouget de Lisle
You change society by changing the wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussio
We teach what we need to learn. And we teach it until we get it.
Ask anybody, would you want an ex-madman living next door? It’s difficult enough being an ex-convict
You have been insulted, and you have been beaten...and yet you have refused to let any of it hurt yo
Labor gives birth to ideas.
He was thirteen then, Elijah almost seven. Now, ten years later, Elijah realizes he’s older than Dan
What a short time I had been given to experience love. I felt as my life had only recently begun and
Meredith T. Taylor
Progress means advancement in the path of upliftment – in the path of enlightenment – in the path of
When you keep a secret from your parents, you're not trying to protect yourself. It's because you're
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
Rosabeth Moss Kantor
… as General Berringer would readily admit, “If you’re in a fair fight, I’ve done something wrong.
If I should get lost in all the chaos of the world, pull your butterly net and catch me in the beaut
What power--what importance--lies in the blank lines of an open notebook. Go and fill yours. Then sh
Folks, the most insidious part of this whole health care scheme is that all of these vast medical ex
But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor i
There is no distinction between means and ends. There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Poems arrive. They hide in feelings and images, in weeds and delivery vans, daring us to notice and
Nothing is more terrifying than fearlessness.
Master yourself, your thoughts and feelings, and you master the whole universe.
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
I am thankful for the Lord's daily provisions.
I guess I just grew up thinking that when we become adults, we get to do what we love. For work, for
Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and
A friend is one who withholds judgment no matter how long you have his unanswered letter.
Sophie Irene Loeb
The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your
We live in the hope that life will be different. Just a little more substance perhaps in the intrins
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fe
Our own attitude is that we are charged with discovering the best way of doing everything.
Reprove not a scorner lest he hate thee rebuke a wise man and he will love thee.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy much the greatest is the possessi
In fact, even Tillich's socialism was accommodationist because it continued the Constantinian strate
Each time we cooperate with God, we take one more giant step forward. Because when God asks us to ch
Adventure begins with a thought, decision and action.
In the silence of loveyou will find the spark of life
We need to place God at the center of our family . . . As a family, we need to walk with God daily.
When your work speaks for itself don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser
CRM doesn't have to be hard, if you plan for how all the pieces will work together BEFORE you start
I laugh when i'm hurt.I laugh when i'm confused.I laugh when i'm angry.I laugh because others will l
It's a tragic that we recognized our self worth from external validation.
It was curious what trying to speak English had done lately to his mind; it reminded him of studying
We can know what we do wrong even before we do it, but self-knowledge can't affect or change the out
Some leaders think time will solve the problem. Their hope is that Assad's regime will ultimately fa
It was difficult to imagine that a full day hadn't yet passed since we boarded the airliner in New Y
I have several close friends who are insomniacs. Over the years, I've heard their stories about bein
You know your heart and soul are stapled to that manuscript, but what we see are the words on the pa
Teresa Nielsen Haydense
He had a collection of science-fiction films on DVD and Blu-ray discs, and although he said he’d see
Robert J. Sawyer
To accuse nations (not leaders or governments) is the hallmark of the demo-nationalist of the ninete
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
After all, the girl actually had faith in something, which was more than most people had in these da
I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor.
Happiness, it has been observed, is best achieved by those who have been most unhappy heretofore.
In prayer more is accomplished by listening than by talking.
Jane Frances de Chantal
It is significant comment on the victory of science over magic that were someone to say ‘if I put th
You have to read a book at the right time for you, and I am sure this cannot be insisted on too ofte
May God empower your inner strength through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Without us, in other words, there can never be hope of a We.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to depriv
The 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that said Iran had paused its nuclear weaponization work als
God reveals your destiny through synchronicity.
When you unfold your spirit, you unfold your dream.
I wanted more than anything to be something I will never be - feminine, and feminine in the worst wa
I don’t want my ‘part’ taken! I haven’t ‘got’ a part! I hate the stupid geometrical figures by which
After everything I've been through, the last thing I'm going to apologize for is my paranoia.
Be true to yourself so you never regret anything you did.
Bears are simultaneously so graceful and so strong. Bears know who they are, but they often don’t kn
I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, who /I/ was, and what exactly was looking at
It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
Somewhere inside that hurting body, there is something better, something stronger, something real.
R. M. Drake
Here's a teacher who's talking about Jesus and, oh no, she quotes a bible verse, horror of horrors.
I'd never believed in luck. Never had any cause to. Never relied on it, because I never could.
Quotes To Live…
Jesus was more forgiving to those who made mistakes in love than to those who judged each other hars
Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.
A peaceful spirit, a prosperous soul.
Life And Living
To make a difference in the world, it only takes one optimistic person, who can gather millions of p
Desire to give and not always receive.
Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Understand that every ‘voice’ has the spirit to influence. Watch your tone, accent, volume and speed
The name of the regime where media is on the side of the government is undoubtedly fascism, a regime
Mehmet Murat ildan
Try not to leave your work for someone else to do. If possible, carry the work of someone and add it
Everything, I thought, everything keeps changing. Changing shape, changing colour, changing sound.
The summer kings are gods, and we are finally, in the end, just men.
Alaya Dawn Johnson
I don't consider myself a feminist, but I feel very empowered as a woman, and I've used all my resou
Time was unending when charmed, captivated, even delighted by the mystical motion of the ocean!
Respect yourself is you would have others respect you.
If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the Uni
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
What we call fundamental truths are simply the ones we discover after all the others.
Earrings are like orgasms. You can never have too many." " I never thought about it quite that way.
That would be the most surprising lesson I'd learn... You only scream when you're finally safe.
Since even the most fastidious among us can rarely escape hearing salacious local gossip, it is as w
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance
We are all one race. The only difference is the color of our skin, and that comes from how close you
Bill Nye The Science Guy
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau
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