Walter Bagehot

1826 - 1877

A Quote by Walter Bagehot

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on public opinion, others thoughts, actions, and habits

Public opinion... requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on business, interest, mind, and pleasure

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

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on mankind and quiet

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

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on mistakes and trying

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on habits, independence, labor, energy, nature, people, superiority, and work

The real essence of work is concentrated energy - people who really have that in a superior degree by nature are independent of the forms and habits and artifices by which less able and less active people are kept up to their labors.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on books, good, people, and reason

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

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: Literary Studies

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on life, people, and pleasure

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on benevolence, good, mankind, melancholy, and questions

The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps, is that, on the whole, it is a question whether the benevolence of mankind does most good or harm.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: Physics and Politics

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on life and schools

Life is a school of probability.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: Quoted in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, Simon and Schuster, New York,1956, p. 1360.

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