Quotes by Charles Babbage
32 quotes by Charles Babbage
A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.
Quote by Charles Babbage about opinion, tools, power
Quote by Charles Babbage about opinion, fall, power
At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.
Quote by Charles Babbage about knowledge, tools, human imperfections
Quote by Charles Babbage about mathematics, error
Quote by Charles Babbage about mathematics
In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
Quote by Charles Babbage about economy, use
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
Quote by Charles Babbage about education, science
Quote by Charles Babbage about opinion, criticism, science
Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
Quote by Charles Babbage about genius, knowledge, country, good, good luck
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
Quote by Charles Babbage about opinion, authority, science
That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
Quote by Charles Babbage about influence, principle, state, knowledge, country
Quote by Charles Babbage about economy, human imperfections, time
The fatigue produced on the muscles of the human frame does not altogether depend on the actual force employed in each effort, but partly on the frequency with which it is exerted.
Quote by Charles Babbage about force, police, human imperfections
The force of vapour is another fertile source of moving power; but even in this case it cannot be maintained that power is created.
Quote by Charles Babbage about power, force, police