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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
Of all nations in the world the English are perhaps the least a nation of pure philosophers.
A
The whole history of civilisation is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
N
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism --despotism during the campaign --is indispensable.
K
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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