Walter Bagehot Quote

The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step. What is most evident is not the difficulty of getting a fixed law, but getting out of a fixed law; not of cementing (as upon a former occasion I phrased it) a cake of custom, but of breaking the cake of custom; not of making the first preservative habit, but of breaking through it, and reaching something better.


Ch. 2, The Use of Conflict - Physics and Politics (1869)

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The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step. What is most evident is not the difficulty of...

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The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step. What is most evident is not the difficulty of...

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The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step. What is most evident is not the difficulty of...

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The great difficulty which history records is not that of the first step, but that of the second step. What is most evident is not the difficulty of...