Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot.
BornFebruary 3, 1826
Langport, England
DiedMarch 24, 1877
Langport, England
Economist and journalist. Editor of The Economist (1860-1877). Author of The English Constitution (1867) and Lombard Street (1873).

The repository contains five quotes from Walter Bagehot.


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


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


The real essence of work is concentrated energy.

Media and News

Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.


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