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.)