The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)
Contributed by: Brittany
Public opinion... requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
Contributed by: Anu
Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind . . . but it does not look as if it did.
Contributed by: Zaady
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
Source: Literary Studies
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.
Source: Physics and Politics
Life is a school of probability.
Source: Quoted in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, Simon and Schuster, New York,1956, p. 1360.
The mystic reverence, the religious allegiance, which are essential to a true monarchy, are imaginative sentiments that no legislature can manufacture in any people.
Source: The English Constitution
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