Walter Bagehot Quotes (87 quotes)
Physics and Politics (1869), Chapter 5
“Our royalty is to be reverenced, and if you begin to poke about it you cannot reverence it.... Its mystery is its life. We must not let in daylight upon magic.”
The English Constitution The Monarchy (continued) (1867)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Bagehot
Born: February 3, 1826
Died: March 24, 1877 (aged 51)
Occupation: Author, businessman, essayist, journalist
Bio: Walter Bagehot was a British businessman, essayist, and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.
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