"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Walter Bagehot on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Walter Bagehot on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Walter Bagehot on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Walter Bagehot on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Walter Bagehot on Abraham Lincoln
"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."