Walter Bagehot

1826 - 1877

A Quote by Walter Bagehot on consequences, criticism, government, and inventions

It has been said that England invented the phrase, 'Her Majesty's Opposition'; that it was the first government which made a criticism of administration as much a part of the polity as administration itself. This critical opposition is the consequence of cabinet government.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: The English Constitution

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on ideas, nature, and pain

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

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on good and vices

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It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.

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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