Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

We moralize among ruins.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli
London is a modern Babylon.
- Benjamin Disraeli
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Justice is truth in action.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Genius, when young, is divine.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
We cannot learn men from books.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Never take anything for granted.
- Benjamin Disraeli
A precedent embalms a principle.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Duty cannot exist without faith.
- Benjamin Disraeli
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Fear makes us feel our humanity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Never complain and never explain.
- Benjamin Disraeli
London is a roost for every bird.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Success is the child of audacity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Little things affect little minds.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Adventures are to the adventurous.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is moderation even in excess.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is no gambling like politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Without tact you can learn nothing.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
- Benjamin Disraeli
In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli
As for our majority... one is enough.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Finality is not the language of politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
- Benjamin Disraeli
It is easier to be critical than correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli
War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
- Benjamin Disraeli
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
- Benjamin Disraeli
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
- Benjamin Disraeli
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
- Benjamin Disraeli
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is no index of character so sure as the voice.
- Benjamin Disraeli
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli
William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Great countries are those that produce great people.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.
- Benjamin Disraeli
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
- Benjamin Disraeli
That fatal drollery called a representative government.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli
If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
- Benjamin Disraeli
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
- Benjamin Disraeli
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
- Benjamin Disraeli
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
- Benjamin Disraeli
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
- Benjamin Disraeli
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
- Benjamin Disraeli
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
- Benjamin Disraeli
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
- Benjamin Disraeli
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli
What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
- Benjamin Disraeli
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
- Benjamin Disraeli
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
- Benjamin Disraeli
To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
- Benjamin Disraeli
When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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