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Walter Bagehot

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The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

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Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.

— Walter Bagehot


It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.

— Walter Bagehot

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The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

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A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.

— Walter Bagehot

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One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

— Walter Bagehot

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An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.

— Walter Bagehot

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The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it.

— Walter Bagehot

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So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong.

— Walter Bagehot

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An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.

— Walter Bagehot

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Lombard Street (1873) explains the world of finance and banking and focuses particularly on issues in the management of financial crises. Career
Bagehot was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn but preferred to join his father in 1852 in his family's shipping and banking business. The book became an instant classic has been translated into many languages and is still available in scholarly editions from Oxford University Press (in its "World's Classics" series) and Cambridge University Press.

: /ˈbædʒət/ BA-jət "Badgett"; 3 February 1826 – 24 March 1877) was a British businessman essayist Social Darwinist and journalist who wrote extensively about literature government and economic affairs.

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