The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
Quote by Walter Bagehot
A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.
Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us...
No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and...
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind ... more deeply....
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light...
Woman absent is woman dead.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great...
An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such,...
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
In the faculty of writing nonsense, stupidity is no match for genius.
Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women...
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be...
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Life is a school of probability.
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not...
Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.