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Walter Bagehot Quotes

I hope you find these Walter Bagehot Quotes inspiring and motivational.

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

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One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus


 

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

How do we measure a great leader?
By how he treats the least of these.
- Jesse Jackson

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill


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