Engineering Quote of the Week - Arthur Mellen Wellington


It would be well if engineering were less generally thought of, and even defined, as the art of constructing. In a certain important sense it is rather the art of not constructing; or, to define it rudely but not inaptly, it is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.
                                                                                                  ~Arthur Mellen Wellington

(From The Economic Theory of the Location of Railways (1887, 1914), 1.)

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