Walter Bagehot — English Author born on February 03, 1826, died on March 24, 1877

Walter Bagehot was a British journalist, businessman, and essayist, who wrote extensively about government, economics, and literature... (wikipedia)

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.