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  1. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.


  2. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.


  3. The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.


  4. Never complain and never explain.




  5. Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.


  6. Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.


  7. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.


  8. There is no education like adversity.


  9. A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.


  10. Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.


  11. Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.


  12. Change is inevitable. Change is constant.


  13. Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.

    • truth

  14. Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

    • education

  15. The secret of success is consistency of purpose.


  16. Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.

    • greatness

  17. Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.


  18. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.


  19. Travel teaches tolerance.


  20. The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.


  21. It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.


  22. I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

    • planning

  23. What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.


  24. Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.


  25. Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.

    • tact

  26. To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.


  27. Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.


  28. As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.


  29. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.


  30. When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.




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    Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.


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What are the best politics quotes by Benjamin Disraeli?


    A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.


    In politics, nothing is contemptible.

    • politics

    The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.

    • politics

    Finality is not the language of politics.

    • politics

    The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.

    • politics

    A majority is always better than the best repartee.

    • politics

    A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.

    • politics

    No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.

    • politics

    There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.

    • politics

    Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.

    • politics

    My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.


    There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.


    There is no gambling like politics.


    King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.


    Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.


    The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.

    • politics

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What are the best life quotes by Benjamin Disraeli?


    The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.

    • successful

    Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.


    One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

    • success

    You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.


    My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

    • liberalism

    The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.


    Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.


    King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.

    • attributed

    Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

    • life

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    The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.

    • successful

    The secret of success is consistency of purpose.

    • success

    Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

    • success

    Success is the child of audacity.

    • success

    Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.


    The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.


    One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

    • success

    Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

    • success

    King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.

    • attributed

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What are the best truth quotes by Benjamin Disraeli?


    Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.

    • truth

    Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.

    • truth

    Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.

    • truth

    Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

    • truth

    There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    • attributed

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What are the best people quotes by Benjamin Disraeli?


    The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.

    • successful

    Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

    • failure

    I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist.


    Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.


    Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.


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There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.


Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.

  • liberalism

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

  • success

If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.




Frank and explicit -- that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.


No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.


Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.


When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.


Everything comes if a man will only wait.

  • expectation

Little things affect little minds.


The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.


Despair is the conclusion of fools.


The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.


A person's fate is their own temper.


Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.


Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.


Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.


Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.


We make our fortunes and we call them fate.


What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment.

  • opinion

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

  • love

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.


To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.


Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.


Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.

  • criticism

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.


There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.

  • character

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.

  • fate

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.


Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.


Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.


Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.

  • mediocrity

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.

  • education

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?

  • leadership

Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.


Duty cannot exist without faith.


Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.


He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.


To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.


Silence is the mother of truth.

  • silence

Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.

  • truth

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.

  • politics

It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.


We moralize among ruins.


In politics, nothing is contemptible.

  • politics

Success is the child of audacity.

  • success

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.


The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.


Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.


Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

  • truth

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.


The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.


There can be economy only where there is efficiency.


Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

  • failure

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.


I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole!


Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing.


In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.


It is the lot of man to suffer.


An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.


What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.

  • sincerity

It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.


At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.


He has not a single redeeming defect.


Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.


The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

  • age

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.


Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.


Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.


The fool wonders, the wise man asks.


Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.


The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.


I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist.

  • trust

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

  • love

Fear makes us feel our humanity.


You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.


Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.

  • life

The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.

  • politics

Justice is truth in action.


You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

  • courage

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.

  • politics

Genius, when young, is divine.

  • genius

I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.


The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.


The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

  • comes

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

  • success

A precedent embalms a principle.


Protection is not a principle but an expedient.


Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.


Finality is not the language of politics.

  • politics

Amusement to an observing mind is study.


Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.


The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.


Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.

  • youth

That fatal drollery called a representative government.


Damn your principles! Stick to your party.


London is a roost for every bird.


There is no gambling like politics.

  • gambling

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.


That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.


The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.


I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.


Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.


On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.

  • education

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.


My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.


Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.

  • reading

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.


Never take anything for granted.


Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.


I was told, continued Egremont, that an impassable gulf divided the Rich from the Poor; I was told that the Privileged and the People formed Two Nations, governed by different laws, influenced by different manners, with no thoughts or sympathies in common; with an innate inability of mutual comprehension.


The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.


The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

  • choicest

The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.

  • enthusiasm

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.


A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

  • learning

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.


I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.


The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.


A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.

  • politics

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When was Benjamin Disraeli birthday? Benjamin Disraeli was born on December 21, 1804.

Who is Benjamin Disraeli? Some facts about Benjamin Disraeli from biography. One of the great British politicians of the nineteenth century, Disraeli served twice as Tory Prime Minister (1868 and 1874 - 1880) and was also a prominent figure in opposition. He is most famous today for the bitter hatred between himself and his political rival William Gladstone. He enjoyed the f... Read more about Benjamin Disraeli on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes from Benjamin Disraeli on YouTube. Browse a lot of books about Benjamin Disraeli on Amazon to get more reference.

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