Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Time For Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

"What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens." Benjamin Disraeli

"Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe." Benjamin Disraeli

"Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage." Benjamin Disraeli

"Success is the child of audacity." Benjamin Disraeli

"Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"We moralize among ruins." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice." Benjamin Disraeli

"Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent." Benjamin Disraeli

"Genius, when young, is divine." Benjamin Disraeli


Benjamin Disraeli Quotes
Disraeli in 1878

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government in four decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although his father had him baptised to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless Britain's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family—originally from Portugal. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Although he was a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with the other leading figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the overall leader, were often strained. Not until the 1860s would Derby and Disraeli be on easy terms, and the latter's succession of the former assured. From 1852 onwards, Disraeli's career would also be marked by his often intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Party. In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who came to detest Gladstone during the latter's first premiership in the 1870s. In 1876 Disraeli was raised to the peerage as the Earl of Beaconsfield, capping nearly four decades in the House of Commons.
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"There can be economy only where there is efficiency." 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

"Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools." Benjamin Disraeli

"To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense." Benjamin Disraeli

"It is easier to be critical than correct." Benjamin Disraeli

"I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Duty cannot exist without faith." Benjamin Disraeli

"Where knowledge ends, religion begins." Benjamin Disraeli


"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness." Benjamin Disraeli Quotes


"The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity." Benjamin Disraeli

"Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel." Benjamin Disraeli

"Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay." Benjamin Disraeli

"London is a modern Babylon." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"Finality is not the language of politics." Benjamin Disraeli

"As for our majority... one is enough." Benjamin Disraeli

"Real politics are the possession and distribution of power." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Silence is the mother of truth." Benjamin Disraeli

"The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy." Benjamin Disraeli

"That fatal drollery called a representative government." Benjamin Disraeli

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune." Benjamin Disraeli

"I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget." Benjamin Disraeli

"The more you are talked about the less powerful you are." Benjamin Disraeli

"He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong." Benjamin Disraeli

"The fool wonders, the wise man asks." Benjamin Disraeli

"Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action." Benjamin Disraeli

"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." Benjamin Disraeli

"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets." Benjamin Disraeli

"The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians." Benjamin Disraeli

"London is a roost for every bird." Benjamin Disraeli

"No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition." Benjamin Disraeli

"Without tact you can learn nothing." Benjamin Disraeli

"Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke." Benjamin Disraeli

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." 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

"War is never a solution; it is an aggravation." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory." Benjamin Disraeli

"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?" Benjamin Disraeli

"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"I say that justice is truth in action." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard." Benjamin Disraeli

"To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no index of character so sure as the voice." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"Travel teaches toleration." Benjamin Disraeli

"Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours." Benjamin Disraeli

"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret." Benjamin Disraeli

"The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is moderation even in excess." Benjamin Disraeli

"In politics nothing is contemptible." Benjamin Disraeli

"Change is inevitable. Change is constant." Benjamin Disraeli

"Never take anything for granted." Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no education like adversity." Benjamin Disraeli

"William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius." Benjamin Disraeli

"Fear makes us feel our humanity." Benjamin Disraeli

"I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best." Benjamin Disraeli

"Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time." Benjamin Disraeli

"Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation." Benjamin Disraeli

"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful." Benjamin Disraeli

"Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him." Benjamin Disraeli

"Great countries are those that produce great people." Benjamin Disraeli

"Assassination has never changed the history of the world." Benjamin Disraeli

"Almost everything that is great has been done by youth." Benjamin Disraeli

"Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man." Benjamin Disraeli

"Little things affect little minds." Benjamin Disraeli

"My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Never complain and never explain." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble." Benjamin Disraeli

"Man is only great when he acts from passion." Benjamin Disraeli

"When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy." Benjamin Disraeli

"We cannot learn men from books." Benjamin Disraeli

"Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones." Benjamin Disraeli

"Despair is the conclusion of fools." Benjamin Disraeli

"A majority is always better than the best repartee." 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

"It is much easier to be critical than to be correct." Benjamin Disraeli

"The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world." Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

"A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance." Benjamin Disraeli

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People." Benjamin Disraeli

"In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable." Benjamin Disraeli

"Adventures are to the adventurous." Benjamin Disraeli

"It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being." Benjamin Disraeli

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

"There is no gambling like politics." Benjamin Disraeli

"Justice is truth in action." Benjamin Disraeli

"Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends." Benjamin Disraeli

"Youth is the trustee of prosperity." Benjamin Disraeli

"A precedent embalms a principle." Benjamin Disraeli

"Damn your principles! Stick to your party." Benjamin Disraeli

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