The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

Walter Bagehot

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Walter Bagehot ( BAJ-ət; 3 February 1826 – 24 March 1877) was an English journalist, businessman, and essayist, who wrote extensively about government, economics, literature and race. He is known for co-founding the National Review in 1855, and for his works The English Constitution and Lombard Street: A Description of...

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