"Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Charles Babbage on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Charles Babbage on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Charles Babbage on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Charles Babbage on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Charles Babbage on Booker T. Washington
"The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages."
"It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue."
"The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person."
"To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance."
"I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject."