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

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

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

Never complain and never explain. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

There is no education like adversity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

The secret of success is consistency of purpose. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Travel teaches tolerance. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

In politics, nothing is contemptible. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Finality is not the language of politics. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The art of governing mankind by deceiving them. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

A majority is always better than the best repartee. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

In politics nothing is contemptible. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The secret of success is consistency of purpose. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Success is the child of audacity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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I say that justice is truth in action. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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The secret of success is consistency of purpose. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Success is the child of audacity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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

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

Everything comes if a man will only wait. BENJAMIN DISRAELI



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

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

Little things affect little minds. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Critics are those who have failed in literature and art. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Despair is the conclusion of fools. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Sir, I say that justice is truth in action. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Duty cannot exist without faith. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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

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

A person's fate is their own temper. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The secret to success is constancy to purpose. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole! BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

There can be economy only where there is efficiency. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

We make our fortunes and we call them fate. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

In politics, nothing is contemptible. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Silence is the mother of truth. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Success is the child of audacity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

It is the lot of man to suffer. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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

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

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

At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Genius, when young, is divine. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Justice is truth in action. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

He has not a single redeeming defect. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

We moralize among ruins. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

Amusement to an observing mind is study. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Finality is not the language of politics. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The art of governing mankind by deceiving them. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

Protection is not a principle but an expedient. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

A precedent embalms a principle. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Fear makes us feel our humanity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

Mr Kremlin himself was distinguished for ignorance, for he had only one idea,and that was wrong. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Then there was a maiden speech, so inaudible, that it was doubted whether, after all, the young orator really did lose his virginity. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Assassination has never changed the history of the world. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

The conduct of men depends upon the temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

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

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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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. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

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

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind. BENJAMIN DISRAELI


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