Benjamin Disraeli Famous Quotes & Sayings

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100 Benjamin Disraeli Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget. I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance. A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: If you want to be a leader of people, you must learn to watch events. If you want to be a leader of people, you must learn to watch events.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity. The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The constitution of England is not a paper constitution. It is an aggregate of institutions, The constitution of England is not a paper constitution. It is an aggregate of institutions, many of them founded merely upon prescription, some of them fortified by muniments, but all of them the fruit and experience of an ancient and illustrious people.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Justice is truth in action.~ BENJAMIN DISRAELI, speech, Feb. 11, 1851 Justice is truth in action.

~ BENJAMIN DISRAELI, speech, Feb. 11, 1851
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: To do nothing and get something, formed a boy's ideal of a manly career. To do nothing and get something, formed a boy's ideal of a manly career.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The art of conversation is to be prompt without being stubborn, to refute without argument, The art of conversation is to be prompt without being stubborn, to refute without argument, and to clothe great matters in a motley garb.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Two nations; between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant 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; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws ... THE RICH AND THE POOR.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth. Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Little things affect little minds. Little things affect little minds.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Women carry a beautiful hand with them to the grave, when a beautiful face has Women carry a beautiful hand with them to the grave, when a beautiful face has long ago vanished.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: There can be economy only where there is efficiency. There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I rather like bad wine; one gets so bored with good wine. I rather like bad wine; one gets so bored with good wine.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: All is race; there is no other truth ,and every race must fall which carelessly All is race; there is no other truth ,and every race must fall which carelessly suffers its blood to become mixed.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I believe absence is a great element of charm. I believe absence is a great element of charm.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence. How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods. To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with 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.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: There are few young women in existence who have not the power of fascinating, if There are few young women in existence who have not the power of fascinating, if they choose to exert it.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: In the hands of a genius, engineering turns to magic, philosophy becomes poetry, and science In the hands of a genius, engineering turns to magic, philosophy becomes poetry, and science pure imagination.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Sir, very few people reach posterity. Who amongst us may arrive at that destination I Sir, very few people reach posterity. Who amongst us may arrive at that destination I presume not to vaticinate. Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach posterity
are not much more numerous than the planets.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: No one for a moment can pretend that printing is so great a discovery as No one for a moment can pretend that printing is so great a discovery as writing, or algebra as a language.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Some will read only old books, as if there were no valuable truths to be Some will read only old books, as if there were no valuable truths to be discovered in modern publications: others will only read new books, as if some valuable truths are not among the old. Some will not read a book because they know the author: others ... would also read the man.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Ah, Ireland ... That damnable, delightful country, where everything that is right is the opposite Ah, Ireland ... That damnable, delightful country, where everything that is right is the opposite of what it ought to be.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: "Sorry" only counts for that which it cannot alter. "Sorry" only counts for that which it cannot alter.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I say that justice is truth in action. I say that justice is truth in action.
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Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and 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 Sayings: Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right 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 Sayings: Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Life is to short to be small. Life is to short to be small.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The English nation is never so great as in adversity. The English nation is never so great as in adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Almost everything that is great has been done by youth. Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: When I want to read a novel, I write one. When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Why, I say, that to tax the community for the advantage of a class is Why, I say, that to tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection; it is plunder, and I entirely disclaim it; but I ask you to protect the rights and interests of labour generally in the first place, by allowing no free imports from countries which meet you with countervailing duties; and, in the second place, with respect to agricultural produce, to compensate the soil for the burdens from which other classes are free by an equivalent duty. This is my view of what is called protection.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Great men should think of opportunity and not of time. That is the excuse of Great men should think of opportunity and not of time. That is the excuse of feeble and puzzled spirits.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely 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 Sayings: The feeling of satiety, almost inseparable from large possessions, is a surer cause of misery The feeling of satiety, almost inseparable from large possessions, is a surer cause of misery than ungratified desires.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: An amateur may not be an artist, though an artist should be an amateur. An amateur may not be an artist, though an artist should be an amateur.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: "Adventures are The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: "Adventures are to the adventurous."
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few. What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Success is the child of audacity. Success is the child of audacity.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: We moralize among ruins. We moralize among ruins.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world. The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: A practical man is a man who practices the errors of his forefathers. A practical man is a man who practices the errors of his forefathers.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Friendship is the gift of the gods, and the most precious boon to man. Friendship is the gift of the gods, and the most precious boon to man.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: A person's fate is their own temper. A person's fate is their own temper.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When a mind is full, like a wholesome river, Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When a mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is also clear.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: There's three kinds of lies in this world: There's lies ... There's damned lies ... There's three kinds of lies in this world:
There's lies ...
There's damned lies ...
And there's statistics
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The test of political institutions is the condition of the country whose future they regulate. The test of political institutions is the condition of the country whose future they regulate.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Read no historynothing but biography, for that is life without theory. Read no history
nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: There is no wisdom like frankness. There is no wisdom like frankness.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: It is remarkable that when great discoveries are effected, their simplicity always seems to detract It is remarkable that when great discoveries are effected, their simplicity always seems to detract from their originality: on these occasions we are reminded of the egg of Columbus!
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Man is created for a purpose; the object of his existence is to perfect himself. Man is created for a purpose; the object of his existence is to perfect himself. Man is imperfect by nature, because if nature had made him perfect he would have had no wants; and it is only by supplying his wants that utility can be developed. The development of utility is therefore the object of our being, and the attainment of this great end the cause of our existence.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Party is organized opinion. Party is organized opinion.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: What appear to be calamities are often the sources of fortune. What appear to be calamities are often the sources of fortune.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Great revolutions, whatever may be their causes, are not lightly commenced, and are not concluded Great revolutions, whatever may be their causes, are not lightly commenced, and are not concluded with precipitation.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Destiny bears us to our lot, and destiny is perhaps our own will. Destiny bears us to our lot, and destiny is perhaps our own will.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe. Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Generally speaking, among sensible persons, it would seem that a rich man deems that friend Generally speaking, among sensible persons, it would seem that a rich man deems that friend a sincere one who does not want to borrow his money; while, among the less favored with fortune's gifts, the sincere friend is generally esteemed to be the individual who is ready to lend it.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: There is a thread in our thoughts as there is a pulse in our feelings; There is a thread in our thoughts as there is a pulse in our feelings; he who can hold the one knows how to think, and he who can move the other knows how to feel.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The greatest of all evils is a weak government The greatest of all evils is a weak government
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the 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 Sayings: He who gains time gains everything. He who gains time gains everything.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The art of governing mankind by deceiving them. The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings 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 Sayings: The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us ... The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us ...
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Accent and emphasis are the pith of reading; punctuation is but secondary. Accent and emphasis are the pith of reading; punctuation is but secondary.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I am myself a gentleman of the press, and have no other escutcheon. I am myself a gentleman of the press, and have no other escutcheon.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: I am the blank page between the Old and the New Testament. I am the blank page between the Old and the New Testament.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The Italians say it is not necessary to be a stag; but we ought not The Italians say it is not necessary to be a stag; but we ought not to be a tortoise.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a hurry, you occasionally mistake it for sense.
Benjamin Disraeli Sayings: The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.