"There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Charles Babbage on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Charles Babbage on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Charles Babbage on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Charles Babbage on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Charles Babbage on William Shakespeare
"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."