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Walter Bagehot
(1826-1877) born on
Feb 03
English economist, editor, critic, analyst. He founded and edited "The Economist" 1860-77; wrote "English Constitution," 1867.
         
   
F
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.

R
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
A
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
N
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
K
In my youth I hoped to do great things; now I shall be satisfied to get through without scandal.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "The English Constitution," ch. 2, 1867.
A: "The English Constitution," ch. 8, 1867.
N: In "The World's Best Thoughts on Success & Failure," compiled by Eugene Raudsepp, 1981.
K: In "Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler," ed. F. MacShane, 1981.
   


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