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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.
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.

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.
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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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