Walter Bagehot

1826 - 1877

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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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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