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Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot ( /ˈbædʒət/ BA-jət "Badgett"; 3 February 1826 – 24 March 1877) was a British businessman, essayist, Social Darwinist and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.

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    In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.
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    Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
    My staff of faith to walk upon,
    My scrip of joy, immortal diet,
    My bottle of salvation,
    My gown of glory, hope’s true gage,
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    Women—one half the human race at least—care fifty times more for a marriage than a ministry.
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