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Benjamin Disraeli – 88 Quotes

 

88 Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

 

Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


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


Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.

– Benjamin Disraeli


A majority is always better than the best repartee.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


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


Change is inevitable. Change is constant.

– Benjamin Disraeli


In a progressive country change is constant change is inevitable.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


There is no education like adversity.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

– Benjamin Disraeli


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


Duty cannot exist without faith.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Fear makes us feel our humanity.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


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


Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.

– Benjamin Disraeli


That fatal drollery called a representative government.

– Benjamin Disraeli


No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Man is only great when he acts from passion.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Great countries are those that produce great people.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


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


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


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

– Benjamin Disraeli


The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Where knowledge ends, religion begins.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


We cannot learn men from books.

– Benjamin Disraeli


You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


Never complain and never explain.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.

– Benjamin Disraeli


The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.

– Benjamin Disraeli


There is no gambling like politics.

– Benjamin Disraeli


In politics nothing is contemptible.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Finality is not the language of politics.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


Success is the child of audacity.

– Benjamin Disraeli


The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


Youth is the trustee of prosperity.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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


Travel teaches toleration.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Justice is truth in action.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Silence is the mother of truth.

– Benjamin Disraeli


I say that justice is truth in action.

– Benjamin Disraeli


Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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

– Benjamin Disraeli


War is never a solution it is an aggravation.

– Benjamin Disraeli


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