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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.
         
   
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A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that "the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it."

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He believes, with all his heart and soul and strength, that there is such a thing as truth; he has the soul of a martyr with the intellect of an advocate.
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It has been said that England invented the phrase, 'Her Majesty's Opposition'.
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History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it.
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Conquest is the missionary of valour, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The English Constitution, ch. 4 (1867).
R: Referring to Gladstone. Historical Essays," 'Mr. Gladstone'
A: See" HOBHOUSE. The English Constitution," 'The Monarchy'
N: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 2 (1872).
K: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 3 (1872).
   


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