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Fountain of Wisdom: Engineers
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Americans' favorite inspirational, motivational funny sayings, phrases and quotes from engineers and others in related engineering professions from all over the U.S.

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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Of course, I don't look busy. I did it right the first time.
Okay...are you guys ready yet?
Once you know what the magician knows, it's not magic anymore.
"One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar." --- Helen Keller
One clone is good. Five thousand eight hundred sixty is even better!
One should not be quoted until wisdom sets in.
One's mind is like a parachute. It won't work, unless you open it.
Only boring people get bored.
Open your mind to knowledge, and wisdom will walk right in.
Otis has some trouble in his brain.
Our dreams are the links to our past, present and future if only we pay attention.
Paid the rent. Paid the truck note. Paid the bills. Six pack of cold beer... life is good!
"Pain, sorrow, and suffering are but the kiss of Jesus." --- Mother Teresa, 1983
"Part of survival is not killing yourself." --- Ed Vedder
"People are about as happy as they decide to be." --- Abraham Lincoln
People are basically stupid. Give them a chance, and they'll prove it every time.
Performance is a function of repetitive exercising.
Perseverance is not a long race. It is many short races one after another.
Persistence, determination, ingenuity and prayer will solve any problem.
Pobody's Nerfect!
Power without control is nothing.
Practice what you preach.
Procrastination is the thief of time. Do it NOW.
Profanity is used by simple minds trying to express simple thought.
  Protect us. Keep us safe and strong through our journeys called life. Let us land softly in the solitude of our thoughts. Let us embrace our passions and let our paths cross again. We travel for reasons revealed as we go.
Quotes are for people who have nothing to say.
Quoting other people is for those who can't think for themselves.
Rain is caused by low pressure areas, cold fronts, and weekends.
Reach for the moon. If you miss, you'll still be among the stars.
Reap the whirlwind!
Remember the walls you build not only keep others out, but also keep you in.
Remember who you are.
Remember your dreams, and don't forget to follow them.
Remember, the computer was put in to save you time.
Ride with the wind where there are no fences.
"Risk takers often fail. So do morons. In practice, it's difficult to sort them out." --- S. Adams
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
Scream, and people run from you. Whisper, and people move closer to hear what you have to say.
Second place is the first loser!
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." --- Steven Covey
Share what you know, and learn what you don't.
Show me the money!
Show me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are.
Simplicity is beyond the capability of experts.
So, pardon me while I burst into flames.
Softball is life. Everything else is a distraction.
Some days you get the elevator...some days the shaft.
Some men see things as they are and say, " Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
Some of the most beautiful things in life can't be touched...only felt by the heart.
Some people are wise. Some are otherwise.
Sometimes great lovers start out as friends.
Sometimes you are the bug. Sometimes you are the windshield.
Sometimes, I feel like two-thirds Rice Krispies…past Snap and Crackle, but just shy of Pop!
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." --- Theodore Roosevelt
Step by step, one climbs tall mountains.
Stick to your convictions, but abandon you assumptions.
Stupid hurts!
Success breeds success!
Success is the best revenge!
Surgeon General has determined Life causes Death!
Thank God for the last minute. Otherwise, a lot of stuff wouldn't get done.
"That things are difficult is not why we do not try. Either, that we do not try is why things are difficult." --- Seneca
That's life.
"The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be touched or even seen. It must be felt by the heart." --- Helen Keller
The best prophet of the future is the past.
The best things in life are not things.
The body will achieve what the mind can conceive!
The daily beatings will continue until morale improves.
The devil will find work for idle hands to do.
  "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." --- Vince Lombardi
The flame that burns twice as bright lasts half as long.
The fruit is out on the limb.
The government that provides everything you need can take away everything you have.
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." --- Bagehot
The greatest human temptation is to settle for too little.
  "The heights by which great men have reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight, but they, while others slept, toiled upward through the night." --- St. Augustine
  The highest function of language is to reveal to us indefinable connections...those moments when we understand but know not why.
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." -- -Mark Twain
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
The intensity of love is bound only by the limits set by the hearts involved.
The journey is the goal.
The last 5% takes 25% of the time, or, it is not over till it is over.
The longest journey begins with but a single step.
The more I drink, the better you look. So, I think I'll have another beer!
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of all art and science." --- Albert Einstein
  "The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave it neither power nor time." --- Mary Oliver
The next time you think you're perfect, try walking on water!
"The old man said to me, 'Long before these crowded streets, here stood my dreaming tree'."  -- DMB
The only constant is change.
The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them!
The only goals I cannot accomplish are the ones that are not yet in my line of sight!
The only interesting answers are those that defy the question.
The only justification for looking down on someone is to pick him up.
  "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." --- John Stuart Mill (on Liberty)
The only thing requiring payback is a good deed.
The only things that can be truly wasted are time and opportunity.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
The smallest good deed is better than the greatest good intention.
The strongest reed is found in swift water!
The stupid shall be punished.
The stupidest question is the one never asked.
The sun is ALWAYS shining on the TOP of the cloud!
The true search for quietness can fill you with all the beautiful sounds of life.
The true test of character is how we behave when we don't know what to do.
The universe is an infinite field of consciousness, thus we manifest what we hold in our minds.
"The way of thinking which raised the current questions is not sufficient to answer them."
--- Albert Einstein
The way to a woman's heart is through her mind.
The worst thing about being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it.

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