"No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Walter Bagehot on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Walter Bagehot on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Walter Bagehot on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Walter Bagehot on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Walter Bagehot on Helen Keller
"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."
"The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards."