Walter Bagehot

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Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.More Walter Bagehot [04/11/2012 03:04:35]
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.More Walter Bagehot [04/11/2012 03:04:40]
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.More Walter Bagehot [04/11/2012 03:04:45]
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.More Walter Bagehot [04/11/2012 03:04:50]
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.More Walter Bagehot [04/11/2012 03:04:03]
Don't worry about life, you're not going to survive it anyway.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Ethiop gods have Ethiop lips,
Bronze cheeks, and woolly hair;
The Grecian gods are like the Greeks,
As keen-eyed, cold and fair.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Speak of the gods as they are.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind ... but it does not look as if it did.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must not let daylight in upon the magic.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbour.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.More Walter Bagehot [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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