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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.
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilisation; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
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.
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. . . . It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "The Waverley Novels" (1858; repr. in Literary Studies, vol. 2, 1878).
A: Biographical Studies, "The Character of Sir Robert Peel" (1856).
N: The English Constitution, ch. 6 (1867).
K: The English Constitution, ch. 2 (1867).

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