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Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot

Born: February 3, 1826
Birthplace: Langport, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 24, 1877

Occupation: Businessman, Economist, and Journalist
Profile: Editor of The Economist (1860-1877).

Number of Quotes: 3

By the structure of the world we often want, at the sudden occurrence of a grave tempest, to change the helmsman - to replace the pilot of the calm by the pilot of the storm.

Every banker knows that if he has to prove that he is worthy of credit, however good may be his arguments, in fact his credit is gone.

The worst families are those in which the members never really speak their minds to one another; they maintain an atmosphere of unreality, and everyone always lives in an atmosphere of suppressed ill-feeling.

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