Walter Bagehot Quotes About History

Quotes about: History
  • 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.

    Walter Bagehot (2010). “Physics and Politics: Or Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of Natural Selection and Inheritance to Political Society”, p.62, Cambridge University Press
  • Life is a school of probability.

    Quoted in Rudolf Flesch's The New Book of Unusual Quotations

Walter Bagehot

  • Born: February 3, 1826
  • Died: March 24, 1877
  • Occupation: Journalist
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