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Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
(1804 - 1881)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1874 - 1880)
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Be 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 | Advice Quotes
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Books and Reading Quotes
He has not a single redeeming defect.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Character and Personality Quotes
A precedent embalms a principle.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Habit and Tradition Quotes
Frank and explicit - this is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the mind of others.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Deception Quotes
London is a roost for every bird.
- Benjamin Disraeli | England and the U.K. Quotes
Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Friends and Friendship Quotes
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Government and Rule Quotes
The question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lords, am on the side of the angels.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Homo Sapiens Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Love Quotes
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Marriage Quotes
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Marriage Quotes
Departure should be sudden.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Meetings and Partings Quotes
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Mistakes and Blunders Quotes
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Opinion Quotes
Damn your principles! Stick to your party!
- Benjamin Disraeli | Politics Quotes
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Quips and Comments Quotes
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Religion Quotes
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Success Quotes
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Travel and Travellers Quotes
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Helping Other People Quotes
There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Friendship Quotes
A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Friendship Quotes
Something will turn up.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Faith and Unity Quotes
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creature of man. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Self-Reliance Quotes
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
- Benjamin Disraeli | This Moment Quotes
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
- Benjamin Disraeli | The Future Quotes
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Difficult Days Quotes
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Enthusiasm Quotes
Change is inevitable in a progressive society. Change is constant.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Change Quotes
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Worry is 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 | Worry Quotes
Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Risks Quotes
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Courage Quotes
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Success Quotes
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Success Quotes
Luck is what a capricious man believes in.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Luck Quotes
The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Opportunity Quotes
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Opportunities Quotes
Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Commitment Quotes
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
The English nation is never so great as in adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Adversity Quotes
Little things affect little minds.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Events Quotes
We are all born for love; it is the principle of existence and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Life Quotes
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Thank-yous and Closures Quotes
There is no education like adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Adversity Quotes
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Age Quotes
I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Argument Quotes
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Authorship Quotes
Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Christianity Quotes
His Christianity was muscular.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Christianity Quotes
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Circumstance Quotes
More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Commerce Quotes
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Criticism Quotes
Demagogues and agitators are very unpleasant, but they are incidents to a free and constitutional country, and you must put up with these inconveniences or do without many important advantages.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Demagogues Quotes
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Despair Quotes
The English nation is never so great as in adversity.
- Benjamin Disraeli | England Quotes
We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers.
- Benjamin Disraeli | England Quotes
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Expectation Quotes
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Fate Quotes
Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Gentleman Quotes
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
- Benjamin Disraeli | History Quotes
Ignorance never settles a question.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Ignorance Quotes
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Knowledge Quotes
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civi-lizers of man.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Leisure Quotes
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Life Quotes
London is a roost, for every bird.
- Benjamin Disraeli | London Quotes
We are all born for love, ... It is the principle of existence and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Love Quotes
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Marriage Quotes
Every woman should marry - and no man.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Marriage Quotes
Departure should be sudden.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Parting Quotes
Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Passion Quotes
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Politics Quotes
I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Resolution Quotes
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Speech Quotes
I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Speech Quotes
The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Speech Quotes
Without tact you can learn nothing.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Tact Quotes
Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Traveling Quotes
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Trust Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Romantic Quotes
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli | Magic Quotes


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