Top 35 Industrial Revolution Quotes

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“Every industrial revolution brings along a learning revolution.”

― Alexander De Croo

“To join in the industrial revolution, you needed to open a factory; in the Internet revolution, you need to open a laptop.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“For our part, Africa will make a significant contribution to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

― Ali Bongo Ondimba

“If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.”

― Bill Gates

“We’re on the brink of the next industrial revolution. Instead of buying things, you can make them on a printer. When you have a 3D printer, you can iterate more – what used to take months, now takes hours.”

― Bre Pettis

“The Futurists were an art movement in the early 20th century which basically glorified machines and the Industrial Revolution.”

― Britt Daniel

“I’m fascinated by the period that goes from the Industrial Revolution to right after World War II. There’s something about that period that’s epic and tragic.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“The Industrial Revolution has two phases: one material, the other social; one concerning the making of things, the other concerning the making of men.”

― Charles A. Beard

“From Caesar’s legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours.”

― David Cameron

“We live in this era that has benefited from the Industrial Revolution, and we live with a kind of luxury and plenty that even all but the poorest of Americans live with a kind of sensuousness that was unimagined by medieval kings. But in order to get to this point, a lot of people had to suffer in really terrible ways.”

― David Liss

“If our era is the next Industrial Revolution, as many claim, AI is surely one of its driving forces.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“As a technologist, I see how AI and the fourth industrial revolution will impact every aspect of people’s lives.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“Indeed, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will greatly lead to increased consumer health awareness and self-management and will enable individualized treatment pathways supported by tele-health care and coaching.”

― Frans van Houten

“As the great grandchildren of the industrial revolution, we have learned, at last, that the heedless pursuit of more is unsustainable and, ultimately, unfulfilling. Our planet, our security, our sense of equanimity and our very souls demand something better, something different.”

― Gary Hamel

“You can’t have an industrial revolution, you can’t have democracies, you can’t have populations who can govern themselves until you have literacy. The printing press simply unlocked literacy.”

― Howard Rheingold

“The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.”

― Irving Babbitt

“Rockefeller viewed his philanthropy through the lens of his business, and it really mirrored the Industrial Revolution. It was highly centralized, it was top down, it was based on experts, and it was big-picture.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“Conserving habitats is a wellspring for the next industrial revolution.”

― Janine Benyus

“The Industrial Revolution was about making physical things. Many of the manufactured goods that were once tangible objects have now been reduced to bits and bytes of data.”

― Jay Samit

“There is no such thing as a Fourth Industrial Revolution with 9 billion thriving co-citizens in the world if it is accomplished on linear economic principles. We need a transition to circular economic principles and practice.”

― Johan Rockstrom

“When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes.”

― John Boyd Orr

“We’re living through the second Industrial Revolution.”

― John T. Chambers

“The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant.”

― Kim Jong-un

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to empower individuals and communities, as it creates new opportunities for economic, social, and personal development. But it also could lead to the marginalization of some groups, exacerbate inequality, create new security risks, and undermine human relationships.”

― Klaus Schwab

“But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar, we have a situation in which what we are consuming is not good nutritionally or ecologically.”

― Marvin Harris

“Mankind had the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and now this third one, the information revolution.”

― Masayoshi Son

“I was an active participant in India’s key economic reforms, including the third industrial revolution and now the fourth industrial revolution.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“If England became a world power, it was because of the industrial revolution.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“Adam Smith’s huge failure was the fact that he did not foresee the industrial revolution.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution does not just entail risks: it also brings solutions to humanitarian problems.”

― Peter Maurer

“Anyone who thinks ‘Modern Times’ has got a big message is just putting it there himself. Charlie knew that the pressures of modern life and factory life would be good for a lot of laughs, and that’s why he did the film – not because he wanted to diagnose the industrial revolution.”

― Stan Laurel

“The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.”

― Steven Levy

“It’s the Industrial Revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity.”

― Vint Cerf

“The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.”

― Vitalik Buterin
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