Benjamin Disraeli quotes

“A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."

"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Benjamin Disraeli

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Do not read history. Read biography for it is life without theory.”

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“Every woman should marry... and no man.”

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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“He who gains time gains everything.”

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“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.”

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“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”

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“I cannot pay attention unless I am attracted.”

Benjamin Disraeli Sybil

“If Gladstone fell in the Thames, that would be a misfortune. But if someone fished him out again, that would be a calamity.”

Benjamin Disraeli About his opponent William Ewart Gladstone

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

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“Life is too short to be little.”

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“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”

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“Little things affect little minds.”

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“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.”

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

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“Never complain, never explain, just let your actions speak for themselves.”

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

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

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“One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.”

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“Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.”

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“Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.”

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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“Success is the child of audacity.”

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

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“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.”

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“The expected always happens.”

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“The Lord deals with the nations as the nations deal with the Jews.”

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

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

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“The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.”

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

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“The secret to success is constancy of purpose.”

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“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.”

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“There are exceptions to all rules, but it seldom answers to follow the advice of an opponent.”

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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“There is no education like adversity.”

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

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

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“To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.”

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

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

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“What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.”

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“When I want to read a novel, I write one.”

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

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“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.”

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“Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.”

Benjamin Disraeli