Usual Quotes (6 quotes)
Ive learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
My work has always tried to unite the true with the beautiful and when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.
Subtlety is not a proof of wisdom. Fools and even madmen are at times extraordinarily subtle. One can add that subtlety rarely combines with genius, which is usually ingenuous, or with greatness of character, which is always frank.
We talk about our high standard of living in this country. What we have is a high standard of work. Usually the peaks of civilization have been periods when a large proportion of the population had time to live. I dont think were doing this today. I think the people who could live are still spending their time and supplementary resources on making a living.
What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems theres no law of physics preventing them.
[In 18th-century Britain] engineers for the most began as simple workmen, skilful and ambitious but usually illiterate and self-taught. They were either millwrights like Bramah, mechanics like Murdoch and George Stephenson, or smiths like Newcomen and Maudslay.