May I add… (a collection of Industrial Engineers’ favorite quotes)

All analogies and models are flawed.  Some are useful.
All models are wrong; some are useful.

Ignorance can be cured.  Stupidity is a permanent affliction.

Consistency is more vital than accuracy.

The difference between theory and practice is greater in practice than theory.

One experiment is worth a thousand expert opinions.

It’s a lot harder putting the cat back in the bag than it is letting him out.

Without data, you’re just another guy with an opinion.

A scientist studies what is; an engineer studies what never was.

Optimist:  The glass is half full.
Pessimist:  The glass is half empty.
Industrial Engineer:  The glass is twice as large as it needs to be.

The Industrial Engineer looks at chaos, and has a vision of order.

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to look at every problem as a nail.

Scientists seek to know the mind of God while engineers seek to imitate Him.

There comes a time in the life of every project when you have to shoot the engineer and get on with the project.

Three things will make a project a success: 1. Follow up  2. Follow up  3. Follow up

A man would rather live with a problem that he understands than a solution that he doesn’t.

We do three kinds of work; fast, good & cheap.  We can do it fast and good, but i twon’t be cheap.  We can do it fast and cheap, but it won’t be good.  We can do it good and cheap, but it won’t be fast.  Which two do you want?

Your ideas are better than mine.

When lightning hits the outhouse, nobody walks out smelling good.

Perfect is within tolerance.

If at first you don’t succeed, ship it as a beta.

In God we trust, all others bring data.

If you can’t convince them, confuse them.

Used to be I couldn’t spell injanear, and now I are one.

Character is the ability to carry out a decision after the euphoria of making the decision has passed.

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