The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
— David Hare

Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer.
E. F. Schumacher seventeenth quote

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
— Bertrand Russell

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.
— Rick Moody

In the seventeenth year of my age my mother died.
— seventeenth quotation by William Lilly