Walter Bagehot was a British businessman, essayist, and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.
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“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
“One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.”
“No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation”
“You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor”
“What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.”
“Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind”
“We must not let daylight in upon the magic.”
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what other people say you can not do.”
“To a great experience one thing is essential, an experiencing nature. It is not enough to have opportunity; it is essential to feel it.”
“The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything”
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