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Walter Bagehot Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Oct 2020
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No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
Money is economic power
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.
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.
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor.
Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.
Woman absent is woman dead.
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
We must not let daylight in upon the magic.
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
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