Quotation Explorer - 'Walter Bagehot'

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. - Walter Bagehot
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault. - Walter Bagehot
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. - Walter Bagehot
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. - Walter Bagehot
The greatest mistake is trying to be m ore agreeable than you can be. - Walter Bagehot
Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders. - Walter Bagehot
We see but one aspect of our neighbor, as we see but one side of the moon; in either case there is also a dark half, which is unknown to us. We all come down to dinner, but each has a room to himself. - Walter Bagehot
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. - Walter Bagehot
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. - Walter Bagehot
Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. - Walter Bagehot
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. - Walter Bagehot
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. - Walter Bagehot
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