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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 habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to think other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Hartley Coleridge" (1852; repr. in Literary Studies, vol. 1, 1878).
R: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Estimates of some Englishmen and Scotchmen," 'The First Edinburgh Reviewers'
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.

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