65 Industrial Revolution Quotes On Success In Life

These industrial revolution quotes will inspire you. Industrial Revolution, in modern history, the process of change from an agrarian and handicraft economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacturing.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging industrial revolution quotes, industrial revolution sayings, and industrial revolution proverbs.

Best Industrial Revolution Quotes

  1. “We have not inherited an easy world. If developments like the Industrial revolution, which began here in England, and the gifts of science and technology have made life much easier for us, they have also made it more dangerous.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  2. “We humans have always been resilient. With each industrial revolution, we have adapted, creating new jobs with new technologies.” ~ Hari Sreenivasan
  3. “The purpose of every industrial revolution is to make craft and skills obsolete, and thereby make people interchangeable and cheap.” ~ Greg Palast
  4. “The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.” ~ Theodore Kaczynski

  5. “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 , Industrial revolution quotes from workers
  6. “Our climate is changing. The Earth’s climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things.” ~ Dianne Feinstein
  7. “Almost everybody today believes that nothing in economic history has ever moved as fast as, or had a greater impact than, the Information Revolution. But the Industrial Revolution moved at least as fast in the same time span, and had probably an equal impact if not a greater one.” ~ Peter Drucker
  8. “When we talk about the decline of the American family, I think we have to go back to the Industrial Revolution.” ~ Donald Miller

  9. “Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention and the first wave of nuclear power. And this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be part of it-we mean to lead it.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  10. “To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.” ~ Alvin Toffler
  11. “I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative.” ~ Andre Norton
  12. “National boundaries these days are not that important because of transformative technological development. Now we are talking about the fourth industrial revolution.” ~ Ban Ki-moon

  13. “The development of science has produced an industrial revolution which has brought different peoples in such close contact with one another through colonization and commerce that no matter how some nations may still look down upon others, no country can harbor the illusion that its career is decided wholly within itself.” ~ John Dewey
  14. “When the industrial revolution happened there was the Luddistic movement, and there was a fear that machinery would replace all the labor. Whenever we had a technological revolution we had this fear. So if you look backwards, these fears were not justified, and I think they were driven by our very human inability to visualize what new jobs will be created by this new technology.” ~ Branko Milanovic
  15. “The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.” ~ Irving Babbitt
  16. “I am always struck by the fact that human awareness of our place in nature, like so much of modern science, began with the Industrial Revolution.” ~ Kenneth R. Miller

  17. “My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.” ~ Iain Banks
  18. “Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we’re now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  19. “The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.” ~ Steven Levy
  20. “When you brought the Industrial Revolution in, all of a sudden India and China went from being the dominant global powers to being powers dominated by those who understood how to apply this new technology.” ~ Juan Enriquez

  21. “The new course we’re on at Interface … is to pioneer the next Industrial Revolution: one that is kinder and gentler to the earth.” ~ Ray Anderson
  22. “We have not inherited an easy world. If developments like the Industrial revolution, which began in England, and the gifts of science and technology have made life much easier for us, they have also made it more dangerous. There are threats now to our freedom, indeed to our very existence, that other generations could never even have imagined. There is first the threat of global war. No president, no Congress, no prime minister, no parliament can spend a day entirely free of this threat. If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  23. “When I was trying to figure out why lives have improved so much in the last 300 years, where we’ve gone from a third of kids dying before 5 to – by 1990 it was down to 10% – now it’s down to 5%. And saying why, over all history, there were smart people, but that number didn’t change. Average life span didn’t change. What’s magical about what’s been deemed the Industrial Revolution? It’s really energy intensity.” ~ Bill Gates , Industrial revolution quotes change
  24.  “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

  25. “Conserving habitats is a wellspring for the next industrial revolution.” ~ Janine Benyus
  26. “The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution – moving from hunter-gathering to farming – and the Industrial Revolution” ~ Prince Charles
  27. “Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.” ~ Martha Beck
  28. “I think that human beings have gotten as far as we’ve gotten because of our adaptability, our ability to adapt, and our ability to dovetail our technologies – our brains to our tools. With the Industrial Revolution, we transcended the limits of our muscles. With the digital revolution, we transcend the limits of our minds.” ~ Jason Silva
  29. “The men who made the Industrial Revolution are usually pictured as hardfaced businessmen with no other motive than self-interest. That is certainly wrong. For one thing, many of them were inventors who had come into business that way.” ~ Jacob Bronowski

  30. “Although prefabrication has a long history – the ancient Romans shipped pre-cut stone columns, pediments, and other architectural elements to their colonies in North Africa, where the numbered parts were reassembled into temples – the idea took on a new impetus with the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution.” ~ Martin Filler
  31. “I just think we’re living in a time of massive, amazing change, like the Industrial Revolution on acid.” ~ Kelly Lynch
  32. “Since the industrial revolution, cities, and especially the inner cities, were the places for the newly arrived. Voluntary immigrants seeking economic betterment, refugees, the bohemians, the artists – all of those people were crammed into densely populated neighborhoods and tenements. And as people climbed up the economic ladder they moved out, which really accelerated with the “white flight” phenomenon in the ’60s and ’70s.” ~ Cleve Jones
  33. “Masterpieces of art possess immense potential to advance a worldview that could help assuage the societal terrors posed by globalization, the most thoroughgoing socioeconomic upheaval since the Industrial Revolution, which has set off a pandemic of retrogressive nationalism, regional separatism, and religious extremism.” ~ Martin Filler
  34. “The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history.” ~ Lawrence Summers

  35. “The liberation of women from exclusive domesticity did not originate in feminist books, or a war, or a big inflation, although they contributed to its progress. The rising enrollment of women in the paid labor force is a straightforward consequence of the industrial revolution of two hundred years ago.” ~ Barbara Bergmann
  36. “Beginning in the 1800s with the Industrial Revolution, when women started to go into the formal workforce, leaving working at home to working in factories, countries realized they needed to do something. And they started to pass paid maternity leave.” ~ Jody Heymann
  37. “The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution.” ~ David Cronenberg
  38. “We need 21st century programs. We have to change the dynamic because the world – we’re not in the Industrial Revolution anymore, where you could leave high school, go work at the town factory for 50 years, and retire with a pension.” ~ Marco Rubio

  39. “The fact that we have been able to perturb the carbon cycle with our industrial revolution is evidence of how vulnerable we are – because when we destroy our environments, we destroy our food and energy supplies. In short, we destroy ourselves.” ~ Annalee Newitz
  40. “The opening of a foreign trade, by making them acquainted with new objects, or tempting them by the easier acquisition of things which they had not previously thought attainable, sometimes works a sort of industrial revolution in a country whose resources were previously undeveloped for want of energy and ambition in the people: inducing those who were satisfied with scanty comforts and little work, to work harder for the gratification of their new tastes, and even to save, and accumulate capital, for the still more complete satisfaction of those tastes at a future time.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  41. “Conditions have changed, but we are still operating financially by the rules established during the Industrial Revolution-rules based on creating more material possessions. But our high standard of living has not led to a high quality of life-for us or for the planet.” ~ Joseph R. Dominguez
  42. “Education should not be about building more schools and maintaining a system that dates back to the industrial revolution. We can achieve so much more, at unmatched scale with software and interactive learning.” ~ Naveen Jain

  43. “The greenhouse crisis is the bill coming due for the Industrial Revolution. It’s not an accident. It’s the logical outcome of our world view – the idea that we can control the forces of nature, that we can have short-term expedient gains without paying for them, that there are no limits to exploitation of the environment, that we can produce and consume faster than nature’s ability to replenish.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin
  44. “All the big revolutions, whether it’s the Industrial Revolution, the Arab Spring, those changes happened by economic and social shifts brought about by the people’s voices, and those things weren’t voted for. Most of our changes today are brought about through technology, not by voting.” ~ Lupe Fiasco
  45. “Two hundred years ago, we were all busy farming and we all had a role to play. The home was a unit of production. We made food and all the things we needed, we took care of our kids and were connected to purpose in our evolution. When the Industrial Revolution came along, it took away a lot of the work the men had done.” ~ Peter Buffett
  46. “Concentration of greenhouse gases, especially CO2, have increased substantially since the beginning of the industrial revolution. And the National Academy of Sciences indicates that the increase is due in large part to human activity.” ~ George W. Bush

  47. “I am grateful to the fossil fuel industry for bringing us the concentrated carbon that took us through the Industrial Revolution and through the technological revolution and brought us to the gateway of the renewable energy revolution, or what I call the sunlight revolution. But that is where we must part ways. It’s the natural order.” ~ Mark Ruffalo
  48. “But the broader lesson of the first Industrial Revolution is more like the Indy 500 than John Henry: economic progress comes from constant innovation in which people race with machines. Human and machine collaborate together in a race to produce more, to capture markets, and to beat other teams of humans and machines.” ~ Erik Brynjolfsson
  49. “The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution. (OK, it doesn’t take a genius, or even a politician, to figure out that big changes are afoot when we have a medium that lets someone throw up a virtual storefront on the Web and instantly gain access to the global market.)” ~ Steven Levy
  50. “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  51. “Zippers are primal and modern at the very same time. On the one hand, your zipper is primitive and reptilian, on the other, mechanical and slick. A zipper is where the Industrial Revolution meets the Cobra Cult.” ~ Tom Robbins
  52. “Adam Smith’s huge failure was the fact that he did not foresee the industrial revolution.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  53. “The Peruvian flute music is . . . cool. In this music, they have not yet invented the industrial revolution that leads to excessive punctuality or the failed experiment they call the nuclear family. This is the music of elements, untarnished, unrehearsed.” ~ Kate Braverman
  54. “We led the industrial revolution, the White revolution, now its time for a cultural revolution.” ~ Narendra Modi

  55. “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
  56. “Ideas about mothers have swung historically with the roles of women. When women were needed to work the fields or shops, experts claimed that children didn’t need them much. Mothers, who might be too soft and sentimental, could even be bad for children’s character development. But when men left home during the Industrial Revolution to work elsewhere, women were “needed” at home. The cult of domesticity and motherhood became a virtue that kept women in their place.” ~ Sandra Scarr
  57. “You’ve got to reach towards a better language, and you’re not going to make it up from scratch; you’ve got to reach back into the tradition. Western tradition is not as impoverished as a lot of people would like to think, but you’d have to go back before the industrial revolution; you may have to go back farther than that. Of course, the Bible has a perfectly adequate language, but it’s suffered a lot of thoughtless wear.” ~ Wendell Berry
  58. “The way we look at nineteenth-century English social realism and appreciate the working classes of the emerging industrial revolution.” ~ Patricia Piccinini

  59. “The industrial revolution took the father out of the home and put the kids in school. And then everyone had their own little scene.” ~ Howard Rheingold
  60. “Liberty and morality had to win their way slowly over many centuries, until finally expanding liberty made possible the great technological advance of the Industrial Revolution and the flowering of modern capitalism.” ~ Murray Rothbard
  61. “Rural America’s not coming back. That idea was lost with the Industrial Revolution.” ~ David Simon
  62. “All this argument is the temperature going up or not, it’s absurd. Of course it’s going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we’re coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we’re putting more carbon dioxide into the air.” ~ Reid Bryson
  63. “The Internet is the great equalizer.The technology which emanated from the Silicon Valley of California has more potential to ameliorate social inequality than any development in the history of the world, including the industrial revolution.” ~ Benazir Bhutto

  64. “The main thing is that Ataturk saw the desperate condition of the countries that had not had an industrial revolution. Ataturk saw where history was going. He really did in Turkey what we are all hoping somebody will do in [Islamic] countries where fundamentalists thrive, that they get somebody today that has the vision that Ataturk had in 1915.” ~ Ahmet Ertegun
  65. “The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.” ~ Ban Ki-moon

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