Walter Bagehot

Walter
Bagehot
1826
1877

English Economist, Critic, Businessman, Essayist, Social Darwinist and Journalist who wrote extensively about Literature, Government and Economic Affairs

Author Quotes

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.

Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.

So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise, and their conscience that is wrong.

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.

An inability to stay quiet... is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.

Author Picture
First Name
Walter
Last Name
Bagehot
Birth Date
1826
Death Date
1877
Bio

English Economist, Critic, Businessman, Essayist, Social Darwinist and Journalist who wrote extensively about Literature, Government and Economic Affairs