Walter Bagehot Quotes

Walter Bagehot Quotes: Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Quote: The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
Send Quote
Quotes about Walter Bagehot: Whatever expenditure is sanctioned even when it is sanctioned against the ministry's wish the ministry must find the money. Accordingly, they have the strongest motive to oppose extra outlay.... The ministry is (so to speak) the breadwinner of the political family, and has to meet the cost of philanthropy and glory; just as the head of a family has to pay for the charities of his wife and the toilette of his daughters.
Send Quote
Quote about Walter Bagehot: Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions. A Republic is a government in which that attention is divided between many, who are all doing uninteresting actions. Accordingly, so long as the human heart is strong and the human reason weak, Royalty will be strong because it appeals to diffused feeling, and Republics weak because they appeal to the understanding.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Sayings: In the faculty of writing nonsense, stupidity is no match for genius.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Saying: An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.
Send Quote
Sayings about Walter Bagehot: The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it.
Send Quote
Saying about Walter Bagehot: 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.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Quotes: Our law very often reminds one of those outskirts of cities where you cannot for a long time tell how the streets come to wind about in so capricious and serpent-like a manner. At last it strikes you that they grew up, house by house, on the devious tracks of the old green lanes; and if you follow on to the existing fields, you may often find the change half complete.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Quote: The real essence of work is concentrated energy - people who really have that in a superior degree by nature are independent of the forms and habits and artifices by which less able and less active people are kept up to their labors.
Send Quote
Quotes about Walter Bagehot: Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.
Send Quote
Quote about Walter Bagehot: No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Sayings: The business of banking ought to be simple. If it is hard it is wrong. The only securities which a banker, using money that he may be asked at short notice to repay, ought to touch, are those which are easily saleable and easily intelligible.
Send Quote
Walter Bagehot Saying: 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.
Send Quote
Sayings about Walter Bagehot: The characteristic merit of the English constitutions is, that its dignified parts are very complicated and somewhat imposing, very old and rather venerable, while its efficient part, at least when in great and critical action, is decidedly simple and modern.
Send Quote
Saying about Walter Bagehot: The peculiar essence of our banking system is an unprecedented trust between man and man. And when that trust is much weakened by hidden causes, a small accident may greatly hurt it, and a great accident for a moment may almost destroy it.
Send Quote