Best Quotes by Walter Bagehot (Top 10)

  1. A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
  2. Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
  3. You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor.
  4. Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.
  5. One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
  6. Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
  7. A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
  8. An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
  9. The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
  10. 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.

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