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Benjamin Disraeli quotes (53)

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Age

I never deny I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Homosexuality

Sir I say that justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Justice

A man who is not a liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a conservative at sixty has no head.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Heart

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Fiction

Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Politeness

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.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Wrong

There are three kinds of lies: Lies Damn Lies and Statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Lever

The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Credulity

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

A precedent embalms a principle.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Custom

Books are the curse of the human race.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Book

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Purpose

Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Passion

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Feelings

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Conservative

Never complain and never explain.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Endure

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Proverb

How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Garden

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Enthusiasm

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

As a rule he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Life

The more extensive a mans knowledge of what has been done the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Knowledge

Nurture your minds with great thoughts to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Hero

The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Author

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: If

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

We are all born for love.... It is the principle of existence and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Love

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Despair

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Leadership

There is no index of character so sure as the voice.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Voice

Seeing much suffering much and studying much are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Learn

Little things affect little minds.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Trifles

It destroys ones nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Liking

Time is precious but truth is more precious than time.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Truth

It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Every woman should marry and no man
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Marriage

Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Opinion

You know who critics are?the men who have failed in literature and art.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Crisis

In a progressive country change is constant; ... change ... is inevitable.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Progress

There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Doctor

Action may not always bring happiness; But there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Action

What we anticipate seldom occurs what we least expected generally happens.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Disappointment

The essence of education is the education of the body.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Unsorted

When men are pure laws are useless; when men are corrupt laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Orthodox

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

Characters do not change.- Opinions alter but characters Are only developed.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Character

Property has its duties as well as its rights.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Possessions

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Civilization

His Christianity was muscular.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Christianity

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Assassination

I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Will

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Genius

Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creature of man.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Man