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Walter Bagehot – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Walter Bagehot

 

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.

– Walter Bagehot


A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.

– Walter Bagehot


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

– Walter Bagehot


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

– Walter Bagehot


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.

– Walter Bagehot


The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.

– Walter Bagehot


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

– Walter Bagehot


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.

– Walter Bagehot


So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism – despotism during the campaign – is indispensable.

– Walter Bagehot