"Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Charles Babbage on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Charles Babbage on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Charles Babbage on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Charles Babbage on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Charles Babbage on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages."
"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."
"The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person."
"To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance."
"I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject."