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24 Famous Quotes by Walter Bagehot
2/3/1826 - 3/24/1877
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An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

Quiet Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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Don't worry about life, you're not going to survive it anyway.

Life Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.

Obedience Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.

Parliament Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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The Ethiop gods have Ethiop lips, Bronze cheeks, and woolly hair; The Grecian gods are like the Greeks, As keen-eyed, cold and fair.

Gods Quotes, by Walter Bagehot , Source: Literary Studies (II, 410, Ignorance of Man)

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Speak of the gods as they are.

Gods Quotes, by Walter Bagehot , Source: Literary Studies (II, 410, Ignorance of Man)

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Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind ... but it does not look as if it did.

Business Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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We must not let daylight in upon the magic.

Magic Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

Quiet Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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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 neighbour.

Tyranny Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Inspirational Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.

Inspirational Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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The notion of a farseeing and despotic statesman, who can lay down plans for ages yet unborn, is a fancy generated by the pride of the human intellect to which facts give no support.

Politics / government Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.

Politics / government Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

Politics / government Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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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.

Politics / government Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.

Books and reading Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.

Books and reading Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.

Literature Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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We must not let daylight in upon the magic.

Myth Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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Civilized ages inherit the human nature which was victorious in barbarous ages, and that nature is, in many respects, not at all suited to civilized circumstances.

Society Quotes, by Walter Bagehot

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