Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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Travel teaches toleration. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Travel teaches toleration.
— Benjamin Disraeli

Travel

Justice is truth in action. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Justice is truth in action.

justice truth

With words we govern people. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
With words we govern people.
— Benjamin Disraeli

words

In politics there is no honor. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
In politics there is no honor.
— Benjamin Disraeli

politics

We can not learn men from books. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
We can not learn men from books.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Never take anything for granted. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Never take anything for granted.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Never complain and never explain. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Never complain and never explain.
— Benjamin Disraeli John Morley, The Life of William Ewart Gladstone

complaining

Success is the child of Audacity. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Success is the child of Audacity.
— Benjamin Disraeli The Wondrous Tale of Alroy: The Rise of Iskander, Vol. 2

success

Little things affect little minds. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Little things affect little minds.
— Benjamin Disraeli
There is no gambling like politics. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
There is no gambling like politics.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Variety is the mother of Enjoyment.
— Benjamin Disraeli

variety

Every woman should marry—and no man. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Every woman should marry—and no man.
— Benjamin Disraeli

marriage men and women

You don't get something for nothing. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
You don't get something for nothing.
— Benjamin Disraeli
There is no education like adversity. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
There is no education like adversity.
— Benjamin Disraeli Endymion

adversity

When I want to read a novel, I write one. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
— Benjamin Disraeli

writing funny

Finality is not the language of politics. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Finality is not the language of politics.
— Benjamin Disraeli

politics

Time will teach more than all our thoughts. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Time will teach more than all our thoughts.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Change is constant in a progressive country. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Change is constant in a progressive country.
— Benjamin Disraeli

change

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
— Benjamin Disraeli
A nation is a work of art and a work of time. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
A nation is a work of art and a work of time.
— Benjamin Disraeli
I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
— Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli and His Day

personal politicians

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
— Benjamin Disraeli

genius

A want of tact is worse than a want of virtue. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
A want of tact is worse than a want of virtue.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy to purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
— Benjamin Disraeli
All must respect those who respect themselves. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
All must respect those who respect themselves.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The greatest of all evils is a weak government. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The greatest of all evils is a weak government.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The originality of a subject is in its treatment. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The originality of a subject is in its treatment.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The Privileged and the People formed Two Nations. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The Privileged and the People formed Two Nations.
— Benjamin Disraeli Sybil: or, The Two Nations

privilege

I make it a rule only to believe what I understand. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
I make it a rule only to believe what I understand.
— Benjamin Disraeli
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
— Benjamin Disraeli

criticism

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
— Benjamin Disraeli Sybil

youth

Think ever that you are born to perform great duties. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Think ever that you are born to perform great duties.
— Benjamin Disraeli
It is a community of purpose that constitutes society. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
It is a community of purpose that constitutes society.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
— Benjamin Disraeli

listening

What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern.
— Benjamin Disraeli

art science

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
— Benjamin Disraeli

arguments

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
— Benjamin Disraeli Curiosities of Literature

genius enthusiasm

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
— Benjamin Disraeli

statistics

A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
— Benjamin Disraeli
No government can long be secure without a formidable opposition. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
No government can long be secure without a formidable opposition.
— Benjamin Disraeli

government democracy

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
— Benjamin Disraeli Sybil

ignorance

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
— Benjamin Disraeli

civilization leisure

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
— Benjamin Disraeli

college

Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
— Benjamin Disraeli

experience

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
— Benjamin Disraeli Contarini Fleming

biography history

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
— Benjamin Disraeli Curiosities of Literature

romance

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

marriage

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Tact does not remove difficulties, but difficulties melt away under tact. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Tact does not remove difficulties, but difficulties melt away under tact.
— Benjamin Disraeli Tancred

tact

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Character does not change. Opinions alter, but character is only developed. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Character does not change. Opinions alter, but character is only developed.
— Benjamin Disraeli

character

Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars.
— Benjamin Disraeli

time

You know who the critics are?  The men who have failed in literature and art. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
You know who the critics are?  The men who have failed in literature and art.
— Benjamin Disraeli Lothair

critics

Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
— Benjamin Disraeli

happiness action

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so, you apologize for truth. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
— Benjamin Disraeli

feelings apologies

Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of Grief the blunder of a life. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of Grief the blunder of a life.
— Benjamin Disraeli Vivian Grey

sorrow blunders

The world is weary of the statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The world is weary of the statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.
— Benjamin Disraeli

mankind

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
— Benjamin Disraeli
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The legacy of heroes—the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The legacy of heroes—the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
— Benjamin Disraeli

heroism

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

success

But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
— Benjamin Disraeli

time

Every one likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Every one likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
— Benjamin Disraeli Collections and Recollections

flattery

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

success

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
— Benjamin Disraeli

Travel interesting

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us.
— Benjamin Disraeli The Wondrous Tale of Alroy

sisters

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The man who anticipates his century is always persecuted when living, and is always pilfered when dead. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The man who anticipates his century is always persecuted when living, and is always pilfered when dead.
— Benjamin Disraeli
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
— Benjamin Disraeli

authors

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 quote.
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
You must act as if everything depended on your individual efforts.  The secret of success is constancy of purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
You must act as if everything depended on your individual efforts.  The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
— Benjamin Disraeli The Times

success purpose of life

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

opportunity

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend.
— Benjamin Disraeli

health

Precedents are not mere dusty phrases, which do not substantially affect the question before us.  A precedent embalms a principle. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Precedents are not mere dusty phrases, which do not substantially affect the question before us.  A precedent embalms a principle.
— Benjamin Disraeli

precedent

You must possess at the same time the habit of communicating and the habit of listening.  The union is rather rare, but irresistible. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
You must possess at the same time the habit of communicating and the habit of listening.  The union is rather rare, but irresistible.
— Benjamin Disraeli Coningsby, or, The New Generation

communication

I have begun several things many times, and I have often succeeded at last. I will sit down, but the time will come when you will hear me. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
I have begun several things many times, and I have often succeeded at last. I will sit down, but the time will come when you will hear me.
— Benjamin Disraeli

perseverance

O Music! Miraculous art! A blast of thy trumpet and millions rush forward to die; a peal of thy organ and uncounted nations sink down to pray. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
O Music! Miraculous art! A blast of thy trumpet and millions rush forward to die; a peal of thy organ and uncounted nations sink down to pray.
— Benjamin Disraeli
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving an argument than its frank admission. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving an argument than its frank admission.
— Benjamin Disraeli

mistakes arguments

The question is this: is man an ape or an angel? I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new-fangled theories. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The question is this: is man an ape or an angel? I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new-fangled theories.
— 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 quote.
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

power fame

The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
— Benjamin Disraeli

race

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 quote.
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
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 quote.
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

will

All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever.  There are men whose phrases are oracles; who condense in a sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever.  There are men whose phrases are oracles; who condense in a sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.
— Benjamin Disraeli Coningsby

aphorisms

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 others