The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
More Walter Bagehot quotes :
No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.Walter Bagehot
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.Walter Bagehot
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.Walter Bagehot