"Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Walter Bagehot on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Walter Bagehot on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Walter Bagehot on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Walter Bagehot on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Walter Bagehot on Winston Churchill
"No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist."
"A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life."
"Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison."
"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."