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Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot
(1826 - 1877)
English essayist and journalist.
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Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind . . . more deeply. But it does not look as if it did.
- Walter Bagehot | Capitalism Quotes
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
- Walter Bagehot | Conversation Quotes
To a great experience one thing is essential - an experiencing nature.
- Walter Bagehot | Experience Quotes
The best reason why monarchy is a strong government is that it is an intelligible government: the mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
- Walter Bagehot | Government and Rule Quotes
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot | Life Quotes
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people: it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
- Walter Bagehot | Poverty Quotes
The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
- Walter Bagehot | Concentration Quotes
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot | Pleasure Quotes
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot | Writing Quotes


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