Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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Born: December 21, 1804, London, United Kingdom
Birth Country: UK
Died: London, United Kingdom, April 19, 1881
Occupation: Former Prime minister

1.
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

2.
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

3.
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
- Benjamin Disraeli

4.
A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
- Benjamin Disraeli

5.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
- Benjamin Disraeli

6.
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

7.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

8.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

9.
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli

10.
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

11.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
- Benjamin Disraeli

12.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
- Benjamin Disraeli

13.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

14.
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
- Benjamin Disraeli

15.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
- Benjamin Disraeli

16.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

17.
Duty cannot exist without faith.
- Benjamin Disraeli

18.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

19.
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

20.
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

21.
Finality is not the language of politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

22.
Great countries are those that produce great people.
- Benjamin Disraeli

23.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
- Benjamin Disraeli

24.
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

25.
I say that justice is truth in action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

26.
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
- Benjamin Disraeli

27.
In a progressive country change is constant change is inevitable.
- Benjamin Disraeli

28.
In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

29.
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli

30.
Justice is truth in action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

31.
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

32.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
- Benjamin Disraeli

33.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
- Benjamin Disraeli

34.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
- Benjamin Disraeli

35.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
- Benjamin Disraeli

36.
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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

37.
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

38.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
- Benjamin Disraeli

39.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

40.
Never complain and never explain.
- Benjamin Disraeli

41.
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
- Benjamin Disraeli

42.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli

43.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

44.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

45.
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

46.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
- Benjamin Disraeli

47.
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

48.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
- Benjamin Disraeli

49.
Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

50.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

51.
Success is the child of audacity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

52.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
- Benjamin Disraeli

53.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
- Benjamin Disraeli

54.
That fatal drollery called a representative government.
- Benjamin Disraeli

55.
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

56.
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

57.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli

58.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
- Benjamin Disraeli

59.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
- Benjamin Disraeli

60.
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
- Benjamin Disraeli

61.
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
- Benjamin Disraeli

62.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

63.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

64.
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

65.
The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

66.
The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
- Benjamin Disraeli

67.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli

68.
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

69.
There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

70.
There is no gambling like politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

71.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
- Benjamin Disraeli

72.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
- Benjamin Disraeli

73.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
- Benjamin Disraeli

74.
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

75.
Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli

76.
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

77.
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
- Benjamin Disraeli

78.
War is never a solution it is an aggravation.
- Benjamin Disraeli

79.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

80.
We cannot learn men from books.
- Benjamin Disraeli

81.
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

82.
What is earnest is not always true on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

83.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
- Benjamin Disraeli

84.
Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.
- Benjamin Disraeli

85.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
- Benjamin Disraeli

86.
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

87.
Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli

88.
Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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