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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2002 12:11 am 
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The Contribute Quotes page now recognizes you as a registered user if you're logged in to the forum.

This will make it easier for me to sort the wheat from the chaff in the contributions.

Forum users: Be sure you're logged in if you contribute a quotation, so you'll get credit for it and I'll know who it came from. I'll watch for contributions from the regulars here and give them priority.

Eventually this will be expanded in various ways, maybe I can make something useful of the contributions system.

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Excellent. I was going to post some quotes on "Engineering" (a topic I notice that is not in the subjects index), but it only takes one quote at a time, and I just don't have the time right now. Here are the ones I was going to contribute:

"Engineering is an activity other than purely manual and physical work which brings about the utilization of the materials and laws of nature for the good of humanity."
~R. E. Hellmund (1929)

"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, Engineer & President of the US from 1929-1932

"Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race."
~Henry G. Stott (1907)

"[Engineering is] the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man".
~Tredgold in 1828 for the Institute of Civil Engineers

"Engineering is the science and art of efficient dealing with materials and forces... it involves the most economic design and execution... assuring, when properly performed, the most advantageous combination of accuracy, safety, durability, speed, simplicity, efficiency, and economy possible for the conditions of design and service."
~J. A. L. Waddell, Frank W. Skinner, and H. E. Wessman (1933)

"Engineering is the professional and systematic application of science to the efficient utilization of natural resources to produce wealth."
~T. J. Hoover and J. C. L. Fish (1941)

"Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind."
~Engineers Council for Professional Development (1961/1979)

"Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind."
~S. E. Lindsay (1920)

"Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste."
~Willard A. Smith (1908)

"Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man."
~Ralph J. Smith (1962)

"The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man ... To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality."
~Sir Eric Ashby (1958)

"Engineers participate in the activities which make the resources of nature available in a form beneficial to man and provide systems which will perform optimally and economically."
~L. M. K. Boelter (1957)

"Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organized forcing of technological change... Engineers operate at the interface between science and society..."
~Dean Gordon Brown; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1962)

"The ideal engineer is a composite ... He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems."
~N. W. Dougherty (1955)

"Engineering is the art or science of making practical."
~Samuel C. Florman (1976)

"The beginning and endings of all human undertakings are untidy, the building of a house, the writing of a novel, the demolition of a bridge, and, eminently, the finish of a voyage.
~John Galsworthy


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2002 10:18 pm 
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If you have more than one quotation to contribute, feel free to post them here or email me. I'll go over those ones, Engineering would be a good subject to cover.

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Great idea, Mike. I'll dig out my favorites.


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I approved the two you posted so far, Phaedrus. The system keeps track of who contributed them, so eventually I can have a "quotes contributed by this user" feature.

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I posted a bunch of the engineering quotes.

http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/engineering

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Cool. You know, I didn't practice what I usually preach and give credit where credit is due. A while back I pilfered those engineering quotes from a collection at
http://www.graduatingengineer.com/quotations.html

I thought I had coined the phrase "engineering is the bridge between science and humanity," but it appears that I didn't.

The term bioethics was coined by Dr. Potter in 1970 as a bridge between science and humanity in the service of worldwide human health in a protective environment.

Engineering serves as a bridge between science and humanity.
http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/viewbook/ce.htm


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 Post subject: Santayana
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2002 4:22 pm 
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A quote you have in your Santayana collection could use a citing:

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
~George Santayana (1863 - 1952) Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies, 1922, "War Shrines"
http://www.evcom.net/~tourette/quotations/L.htm
http://www.xrefer.com/entry/169843
http://www.epistemelinks.com/Main/Quota ... lCode=Sant

And the famous Santanyan history quote (condemned to repeat) is even more interesting when not taken out of context:

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
~.~George Santayana (1863-1952)
Life Of Reason (1905), Vol. 1, Chap. 12, P.284.
http://wwics.si.edu/OUTREACH/WQ/WQSELECT/SANTA.HTM


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Added the source and posted the whole version of the "enjoy the interval" quote in the classic collection, thanks!

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hey just a suggestion..
why dont you include more space so that we are able to contribute more than one quote at a time which would make contributing a lot easier!

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It's a good idea, I just don't have an easy way to do it. (If I allow more than one quote in the same blank, I would have to manually separate them, and if I included more than one blank for quotes on the same page, it wouldn't make things much easier for you.)

You can always send contributions via email, though, as a text file or Word document.

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oh ok..then ill just send the email thru the contatct us site iszit? ill use the contribute quotes as much as possible!

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 Post subject: Paddy Chayefsky
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I tried finding this quote, a pretty famous one from the movie "Network," but could not find it in your collection under the headings I look for (Chayesfky, Finch, or even anger). So, here's the entire speech that Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) delivered in the movie "Network."

I don't have to tell you things are bad -- everybody knows things are bad. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth... banks are going bust... shop-keepers keep a gun under the counter... punks are running wild on the street and there's nobody anywhere that seems to know what to do. And there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe, our food is unfit to eat... we sit watching our T.V.s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes -- as if that's the way it's supposed to be!
We know things are bad; worse than bad. They're crazy! It's like everything, everywhere is going crazy. So, we don't go out anymore; we sit in the house and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller and we say: Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms... let me have my toaster and my T.V. and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything -- just leave us alone.
But I'm not gonna leave you alone... I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest and I don't want you to riot or write your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians or the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad... you've got to say: I'm a human being -- Goddamn it -- my life has value!
I want you to get up now, I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up, right now, and go to the window -- open it and stick your head out and yell: I'M AS MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE! I want you to get up -- RIGHT NOW -- go to your windows, open them, and stick your head out and yell: I'M AS MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE! Things have got to change! You've got to get mad... you've got to SAY: I'M AS MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE! Then, we'll figure out what to do...
-- Howard Beal (as played by Peter Finch) in NETWORK (1976), written by Paddy Chayefsky.
http://www.caucus.org/archives/93spr_mad.html
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/Network ... /about.php
Bio of Sydney 'Paddy' Chayefsky
http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/C/htm ... fskypa.htm

Is "solitude" a subject?

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
~ Thomas Merton, OCSO
Quoted by Monica Furlong Merton Harper & Row (1980}
http://www.bartleby.com/63/17/4217.html
http://www.geocities.com/allaxul9/quotes.html
I don't know what "OCSO" stands for.
Thomas Merton was an American writer, b. 1915, d. 1968.
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/fireligh ... Thomas.htm

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
~Thomas Merton
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_solitude.html

Better be alone than in bad company.
–Thomas Fuller
http://www.angelfire.com/md2/simianline ... itude.html
http://ckonner.popflux.com/quotes/solitude.html

"Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone."
-Thomas De Quincey
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Arc/4941/qsolitude.html

"Not a May-game is this man's life; but a battle and a march, a warfare with principalities and powers. No idle promenade through fragrant orange-groves and green flowery spaces, waited on by the choral Muses and the rosy Hours: it is a stern pilgrimage through burning sandy solitudes, through regions of thick-ribbed ice. He walks among men; loves men, with inexpressible soft pity, --as they cannot love him: but his soul dwells in solitude, in the uttermost parts of Creation. In green oases by the palm-tree wells, he rests a space; but anon he has to journey forward, escorted by the Terrors and the Splendours, the Archdemons and Archangels. All Heaven, all Pandemonium are his escort. The stars keen-glancing, from the Immensities, send tidings to him; the graves, silent with their dead, from the Eternities. Deep calls for him unto Deep"
~from the webpage http://www.webdesk.com/quotations/carlyle-thomas.html

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
~Thomas Browne
http://www.creativequotations.com/one/329.htm

"The strength of one man is so unequal to his wants, and his mind so unfitted for perpetual solitude, that he is soon obliged to seek assistance and relief of another"
~Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776, "Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English Constitution."
http://www.quotationspage.com/special.php3?file=w980104

So vain is the belief
That the sequestered path has fewest flowers.
- Thomas Doubleday, Sonnet--The Poet's Solitude
http://www.giga-usa.com/gigaweb1/quotes ... dex001.htm


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