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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 best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.

Of all nations in the world the English are perhaps the least a nation of pure philosophers.
The whole history of civilisation is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism --despotism during the campaign --is indispensable.
Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The English Constitution, ch. 2 (1867).
R: The English Constitution, Ch. 2
A: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 3 (1872).
N: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 3 (1872).
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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