Benjamin Disraeli Quotes
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Travel teaches toleration.
Justice is truth in action.
With words we govern people.
In politics there is no honor.
Never take anything for granted.
We can not learn men from books.
Never complain and never explain.
Success is the child of Audacity.
Little things affect little minds.
There is no gambling like politics.
Variety is the mother of Enjoyment.
You don't get something for nothing.
Every woman should marry—and no man.
There is no education like adversity.
Finality is not the language of politics.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Time will teach more than all our thoughts.
Change is constant in a progressive country.
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
A nation is a work of art and a work of time.
I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
A want of tact is worse than a want of virtue.
All must respect those who respect themselves.
The greatest of all evils is a weak government.
The originality of a subject is in its treatment.
The Privileged and the People formed Two Nations.
I make it a rule only to believe what I understand.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
Think ever that you are born to perform great duties.
It is a community of purpose that constitutes society.
The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
No government can long be secure without a formidable opposition.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Tact does not remove difficulties, but difficulties melt away under tact.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Character does not change. Opinions alter, but character is only developed.
Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars.
You know who the critics are? The men who have failed in literature and art.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of Grief the blunder of a life.
The world is weary of the statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
The legacy of heroes—the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Every one likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
The man who anticipates his century is always persecuted when living, and is always pilfered when dead.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
You must act as if everything depended on your individual efforts. The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend.
Precedents are not mere dusty phrases, which do not substantially affect the question before us. A precedent embalms a principle.
You must possess at the same time the habit of communicating and the habit of listening. The union is rather rare, but irresistible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.