Best quotes by the British Statesman Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Never complain and never explain.



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

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

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

There is no education like adversity.
  • Education

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

The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
  • Success

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
  • Change

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

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

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

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

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

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
  • Planning

Travel teaches tolerance.
  • Tolerance

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

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
  • Criticism

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

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

A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
  • Consistency

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
  • Despair

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

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

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

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
  • Bravery

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


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Benjamin Disraeli politics quotes

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A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
  • Politics

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.
  • business

In politics nothing is contemptible.
  • politics

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

There is no gambling like politics.
  • gambling

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

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
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Benjamin Disraeli life quotes

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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.
  • Life

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.
  • courage

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.
  • business

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

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

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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Benjamin Disraeli success quotes

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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.
  • failure

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

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

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
  • constancy

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.
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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

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

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

I say that justice is truth in action.
  • truth

There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.
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The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
  • Success

Success is the child of audacity.
  • Success

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

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
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When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
  • Law

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

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

Everything comes if a man will only wait.
  • Expectation



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

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

Little things affect little minds.
  • Mediocrity

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

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

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

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

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

Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
  • Criticism

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
  • Doubt

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
  • Enthusiasm

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
  • Genius

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

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
  • Nature

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

What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment.
  • Opinion

A person's fate is their own temper.
  • Personality

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

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.
  • Sincerity

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

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
  • success

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

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

Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.

Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.
  • Age

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

Duty cannot exist without faith.
  • Duty

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

We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
  • Fate

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

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

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

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

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

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
  • Politics

The secret to success is constancy to purpose.
  • Purpose

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

Silence is the mother of truth.
  • Silence

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
  • Sincerity

Nurture your mind with great thoughts.
  • Thought

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

I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole!

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

An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
  • Authors

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

Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing.
  • Christianity

There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
  • Economics

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.
  • Evolution

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

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

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

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
  • Learning

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

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

In politics, nothing is contemptible.
  • Politics

Success is the child of audacity.
  • Success

It is the lot of man to suffer.
  • Suffering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.
  • Age

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

Genius, when young, is divine.
  • Genius

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

Justice is truth in action.
  • Justice

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

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
  • Manners

He has not a single redeeming defect.
  • Mistakes

We moralize among ruins.
  • Morals

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

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

Amusement to an observing mind is study.
  • Pleasure

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

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

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.
  • Reason

The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
  • Science

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

Protection is not a principle but an expedient.
  • Trade

A precedent embalms a principle.
  • Tradition

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
  • Youth

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

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

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

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

Fear makes us feel our humanity.
  • fear

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

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

Mr Kremlin himself was distinguished for ignorance, for he had only one idea,and that was wrong.

For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering.

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.

That we may live to see England once more possess a free Monarchy and a privileged and prosperous People, is my Prayer; that these great consequences can only be brought about by the energy and devotion of our Youth is my persuasion. We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

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.

You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government. I say you can have no Parliamentary government if you have no party government; and therefore when gentlemen denounce party government, they strike at the scheme of government which, in my opinion, has made this country great, and which, I hope, will keep it great.

You have despoiled churches. You have threatened every corporation and endowment in the country. You have examined into everybodys affairs. You have criticised every profession and vexed every trade. No one is certain of his property, and nobody knows what duties he may have to perform to-morrow. This is the policy of confiscation as compared with that of concurrent endowment.

Then there was a maiden speech, so inaudible, that it was doubted whether, after all, the young orator really did lose his virginity.

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

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
  • Assassination

The conduct of men depends upon the temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims.
  • Attitude

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

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
  • City

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.
  • Determination

No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate.
  • Dissent

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

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

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
  • Equality

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.
  • Fame

The divine right of kings may have been a plea for feeble tyrants, but the divine right of government is the keystone of human progress, and without it governments sink into police, and a nation is degraded into a mob.
  • Government

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


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