Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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“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.”

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

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

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

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”

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

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

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

“He who gains time gains everything.”

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

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

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

“Life is too short to be little.”

“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.”

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

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“Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“Success is the child of audacity.”

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

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

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“The expected always happens.”

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

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“God has so made the mind of man that a peculiar deliciousness resides in the fruits of personal industry.”

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