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A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one side, the 'un-searchable riches of Christ' are actually transported into personal lives upon the other. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection. - H. G. Wells

One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word. - Robert A. Heinlein

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. - Lewis Thomas

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. - Leonardo da Vinci

Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege. - Herbert Clark Hoover

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. (Dead Poet's Society, 1989) - Tom Schulman