Benjamin Thompson

Quotes by Count Rumford

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""Engineering is the application of science to the common purpose of life" Count Rumford

To engage in experiments on heat was always one of my most agreeable employments.
Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)

So great is the effect of cleanliness upon man, that it extends even to his moral character. Virtue never dwelt long with filth; nor do I believe there ever was a person scrupulously: attentive to cleanliness, who was a consummate villain.

Nothing surely is so disgraceful to society and to individuals as unmeaning wastefulness.

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