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"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Bagehot
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"What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind." Walter Bagehot
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"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Bagehot
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"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything" Walter Bagehot
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"Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison." Walter Bagehot
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"A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people." Walter Bagehot
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"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it." Walter Bagehot
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"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment." Walter Bagehot
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"An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind." Walter Bagehot
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"Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake." Walter Bagehot
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"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world." Walter Bagehot
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"Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them." Walter Bagehot
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"Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns." Walter Bagehot
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"You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor" Walter Bagehot
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"In the faculty of writing nonsense, stupidity is no match for genius." Walter Bagehot
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"The real essence of work is concentrated energy" Walter Bagehot
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"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 movements of the world gave a chance for it." Walter Bagehot
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"It is an inevitable defect, that bureaucrats will care more for routine than for results." Walter Bagehot
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"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea." Walter Bagehot
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"A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business." Walter Bagehot
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"No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist." Walter Bagehot
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