Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand — a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods — or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.willa cather
The people are beginning to fear that the Irish Government is merely a machinery for their destruction; that, for all the usual functions of Government, this Castle-nuisance is altogether powerless; that it is unable, or unwilling, to take a single step for the prevention of famine, for the encouragement of manufactures, or providing fields of industry, and is only active in promoting, by high premiums and bounties, the horrible manufacture of crimes!john mitchel
The trouble is that once America goes off to war, it can't very well return without having fought one. If it doesn't find its enemy, for the sake of the enraged folks back home, it will have to manufacture one. Once war begins, it will develop a momentum, a logic and a justification of its own, and we'll lose sight of why it's being fought in the first place.Arundhati Roy
In academia, ... an art historian, on being stirred to tears by the tenderness and serenity he detects in a work by a fourteenth-century Florentine painter, may end up writing a monograph, as irreproachable as it is bloodless, on the history of paint manufacture in the age of Giotto. It seems easier to respond to our enthusiasms by trading in facts than by investigating the more naive question of how and why we have been moved.Alain de Botton
Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom (1913), Doubleday, pp. 13-14
Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century.William McKinley Speech delivered at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York (September 5, 1901)
The two main purposes of mechanical engineering are: first, to design and make tools and equipment for turning out machinery required by all branches of engineering, industry, and commerce, and, second, to design and manufacture , by means of said tools and equipment.Theodore Jesse Hoover, ?John Charles Lounsbury Fish (1941) The Engineering Profession. p. 133
The mechanical engineer is concerned with the generation and use of power, the design and development of a wide variety of products and machinery, and the operations and methods of manufacture . As such he engages in the design operation, and control of conventional and nuclear power plants. He designs and develops automobiles, engines, turbines, fluid machinery, production machinery, and equipment; heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration systems and equipment, appliances and other consumer goods.University of Michigan Official Publication (1962), Vol 62. p. 62
Mechanical engineering may be defined as the manufacture , installation, and repair of all kinds of machinery (including machine tools), prime movers and boilers, and enginesN. K. Buxton, ?Derek Howard Aldcroft (1979) British industry between the wars. p. 129
I have come to a resolution myself as I hope every good citizen will, never again to purchase any article of foreign manufacture which can be had of American make be the difference of price what it may.Thomas Jefferson, letter to B. S. Barton, February 26, 1815.—The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 19, p. 223 (1904).
There are many branches of manufacturing industry which greatly depend for their success upon the designer's art, and it is necessary that the industrial designer should possess a knowledge of the processes of the manufacture in which his designs will be utilized, as well as of the properties and capabilities of the material to which they will be applied.Sir Philip Magnus. Industrial education, K. Paul, Trench, & co., 1888. p. 24; Cited in James Clarke's Americanized Encyclopaedia britannica, Belford-Clarke co., 1890, p. 5718
In short, intelligence , considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools, and of indefinitely urging the manufacture.Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution (1907), Chapter II
Mechanical Engineering is applicable rather to works connected with private enterprise, such as the designing and construction of steam machinery for the purposes of navigation and transportation, the adaptation of such machinery to mills and factories, the construction of water-wheels, the fabrication of materials, iron, steel, and brass, for the purposes of the engineer, the architect, and manufacturer:;; and the manufacture of implements and machinery for agriculture, for mining, and for domestic purposes.William Pettit Trowbridge (1871) The Profession of the Mechanical Or Dynamical Engineer: An Inaugural Address Before the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College. p. 5
The classical vertical arrangement for project management is characterized by an inherent self-sufficiency of operation. It has within its structure all the necessary specialized skills to provide complete engineering capabilities and it also has the ability to carry on its own laboratory investigations, preparation of drawings, and model or prototype manufacture.Penton Publishing Company, Cleveland (1955) Automation. Vol 2. (March 1955) p.52
In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools, and of indefinitely urging the manufacture .Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution (1907), Chapter II
This is destined to be a very wealthy portion of the United States, and, if to this we can add the most temperate, nothing will prevent our rising, and becoming a valuable acquisition to the union. Much power now lies in your hands, and, I sincerely hope, we may commence our new career with a law in our statute books, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of ardent spirits in Oregon territory.George Abernethy (1849) "Governor George Abernethy Legislative Message, 1849", Oregon State Archives, Oregon Secretary of State.
...that we manufacture everything there except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery.John Ruskin, in The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings, University of Virginia Press, 1964, p.180
The church has stood, a rock colossus of bigotry, in the path of ten thousand proposed reforms. Sane efforts to legalize birth control information, the manufacture of proper birth control appliances, appliances for the inhibition of the spread of venereal disease, public instruction in sex hygiene, free clinics for the treatment of venereal disease, the inspection and treatment of prostitutes, controlled prostitution itself, the publication of psychological and physical sex information, aid for unwed mothers myriad attempts by sane men acting sanely on real problems have been fought down by church-frightened legislatures and church-dominated courts.Philip Gordon Wylie, Generation of Vipers (1942), p. 74.
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