Facts about Walter Bagehot

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Walter Bagehot was a famous Author from England, who lived between February 3, 1826 and March 24, 1877. He/she became 51 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Walter.

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Famous quotes by Walter Bagehot (39)


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"No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist"
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"In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best"
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"I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up"
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"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind"
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"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape"
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"A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself"
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"A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people"
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"Woman absent is woman dead"
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"An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft"
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"Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders"
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"The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards"
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"Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success"
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"It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations"
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"An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle"
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"A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it"
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"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do"
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"You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor"
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"We must not let daylight in upon the magic"
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"So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong"
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"Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell"
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"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world"
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"A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life"
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"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything"
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"Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits"
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"Honor sinks where commerce long prevails"
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"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment"
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"A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault"
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"A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities"
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"What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind"
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"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen"
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"Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison"
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"Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them"
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"Life is a school of probability"
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"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations"
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"The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other"
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"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea"
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"Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind"
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"No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation"
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"An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own"


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