Walter Bagehot

1826 - 1877

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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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on people and religion

The mystic reverence, the religious allegiance, which are essential to a true monarchy, are imaginative sentiments that no legislature can manufacture in any people.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: The English Constitution

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