Charles Babbage Quotes

Who is Charles Babbage?

Charles Babbage was an English polymath considered the 'father of the computer'. Babbage designed his Analytical Machine together with Ada Lovelace.

Born December 26, 1791
Died October 18, 1871

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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“At the bidding of a Peter the Hermit millions of men hurled themselves against the East; the words of a hallucinated enthusiast such as Mahomet created a force capable of triumphing over the Graeco-Roman world; an obscure monk like Luther bathed Europe in blood. The voice of a Galileo or a Newton will never have the least echo among the masses. The inventors of genius hasten the march of civilization. The fanatics and the hallucinated create history.”

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