• A time will come when the science of destruction shall bend before the arts of peace; when the genius which multiplies our powers, which creates new products, which diffuses comfort and happiness among the great mass of the people, shall occupy in the general estimation of mankind that rank which reason and common sense now assign to it.

    François Arago, James Patrick MUIRHEAD (1839). “Historical Eloge of James Watt ... Translated ... with additional notes and an appendix, by James Patrick Muirhead”, p.149