Walter Bagehot

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

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "Physics and Politics"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the the movements of the world gave a chance for it."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "Physics and Politics"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "Physics and Politics"

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "The English Constitution"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "The English Constitution"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)