Charles Babbage Quotes



Best 6 Quotes by Charles Babbage

“An object is frequently not seen, from not knowing how to see it, rather than from any defect of the organ of vision.”

“At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.”

“Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.”

“For one person who is blessed with the power of invention, many will always be found who have the capacity of applying principles.”

“If we define a miracle as an effect of which the cause is unknown to us, then we make our ignorance the source of miracles! And the universe itself would be a standing miracle. A miracle might be perhaps defined more exactly as an effect which is not the consequence or effect of any known laws of nature.”

“The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.”

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“The science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value.”


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