Walter Bagehot Quotes

The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Nothing is more unpleasant that a virtuous person with a mean mind.
The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
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