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Ada Lovelace Quotes – The First Lady Of Computers

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace is remembered as being a technological and mathematical badass of the 1800’s. Her brilliance is so recognized that she even has a day named after her. We can thank Lovelace for being a technological pioneer who helped build the worlds first general computer, known as the Analytical Engine. She has been named one of the worlds first computer programmers. If you would like to take a look into her brilliant mind here are our favourite Ada Lovelace Quotes.



“The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be.”


“I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me, how the matter in question was first thought of or arrived at.”


“That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show.”


“Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently … It is that which feels & discovers what is, the REAL which we see not, which exists not for our senses… Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things… Imagination too shows what is … Hence she is or should be especially cultivated by the truly Scientific, those who wish to enter into the worlds around us!”


“The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole.”


“I am quite thunder-struck at the power of the writing. It is especially unlike a woman’s style surely; but neither can I compare it with any man’s exactly.”


“One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation.”


“In considering any new subject, there is frequently a tendency, first, to overrate what we find to be already interesting or remarkable; and, secondly, by a sort of natural reaction, to undervalue the true state of the case, when we do discover that our notions have surpassed those that were really tenable.”


“What is imagination?…It is a God-like, a noble faculty. It renders earth tolerable; it teaches us to live, in the tone of the eternal.”


“Your best and wisest refuge from all troubles is in your science.”


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