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7 Spectacular Walter Bagehot Quotes About Economics And Life

Walter Bagehot was a British businessman and journalist. He wrote about economics and politics. He was instrumental in growing, expanding, and solidifying The Economist magazine. At one point, Bagehot was editor-in-chief of The Economist. His work at The Economist was so brilliant they still to this day write a weekly column named after him.

To get a sense of his brilliance, we compiled 7 amazing quotes and sayings from Walter Bagehot and shared them below:

1.) "It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations." - Walter Bagehot

2.) "An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind." - Walter Bagehot

3.) "The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be." - Walter Bagehot

4.) "One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea." - Walter Bagehot

5.) "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot

6.) "It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations." - Walter Bagehot

7.) "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