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Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, (21 December 1804 19 April 1881) was a British politician of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish birth. He was also a novelist, publishing works of fiction even as prime minister. Disraeli was born in Bloomsbury, then a part of Middlesex. His father left Judaism after a dispute at his synagogue; young Benjamin became an Anglican at the age of 12. After several unsuccessful attempts, Disraeli entered the House of Commons in 1837. In 1846 the Prime Minister at the time, Sir Robert Peel, split the party over his proposal to repeal the Corn Laws, which involved ending the tariff on imported grain. Disraeli clashed with Peel in the House of Commons. Disraeli became a major figure in the party. When Lord Derby, the party leader, thrice formed governments in the 1850s and 1860s, Disraeli served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons. Upon Derby's retirement in 1868, Disraeli became Prime Minister briefly before losing that year's general election. He returned to the Opposition, before leading the party to winning a majority in the 1874 general election. He maintained a close friendship with Queen Victoria, who in 1876 appointed him Earl of Beaconsfield. Disraeli's second term was dominated by the Eastern Question the slow decay of the Ottoman Empire and the desire of other European powers, such as Russia, to gain at its expense. Disraeli arranged for the British to purchase a major interest in the Suez Canal Company (in Ottoman-controlled Egypt). In 1878, faced with Russian victories against the Ottomans, he worked at the Congress of Berlin to obtain peace in the Balkans at terms favourable to Britain and unfavourable to Russia, its longstanding enemy. This diplomatic victory over Russia established Disraeli as one of Europe's leading statesmen. World events thereafter moved against the Conservatives. Controversial wars in Afghanistan and South Africa undermined his public support. He angered British farmers by refusing to reinstitute the Corn Laws in response to poor harvests and cheap imported grain. With Gladstone conducting a massive speaking campaign, his Liberals defeated Disraeli's Conservatives at the 1880 general election. In his final months, Disraeli led the Conservatives in Opposition. He had throughout his career written novels, beginning in 1826, and he published his last completed novel, Endymion, shortly before he died at the age of 76.
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1:The fool wonders, the wise man asks." ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
2:The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
3:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
4:Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
5:My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
6:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
7:Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
8:Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
9:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
10:Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
11:Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
12:The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries, he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilization.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
13: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,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Meditation is culture. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
2:We moralize among ruins. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
3:With words we govern men. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
4:Travel teaches toleration. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
5:Departure should be sudden. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
6:London is a modern Babylon. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
7:Party is organized opinion. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
8:The expected always happens ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
9:Tobacco is the tomb of love. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
10:Life is to short to be small. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
11:Be thine own privy counsellor. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
12:Genius, when young, is divine. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
13:A man's fate is his own temper. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
14:Duty cannot exist without faith ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
15:It is the lot of man to suffer. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
16:Life is too short to be little. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
17:Silence is the mother of truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
18:We are taught words, not ideas. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
19:We cannot learn men from books. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
20:A precedent embalms a principle. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
21:Fear makes us feel our humanity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
22:Never take anything for granted. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
23:Man is more powerful than matter. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
24:Never complain and never explain. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
25:Small things affects small minds. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
26:Success is the child of audacity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
27:The gondola of London [a hansom]. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
28:A canter is the cure for all evil. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
29:Adventures are to the adventurous. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
30:Difficulties melt away under tact. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
31:Little things affect little minds. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
32:Nature is stronger than education. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
33:There is no wisdom like frankness. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
34:Despair is the conclusion of fools. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
35:Enthusiasm is the breath of genius. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
36:Great men never require experience. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
37:He who gains time gains everything. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
38:Ignorance never settles a question. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
39:There is moderation even in excess. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
40:There is no diplomacy like silence. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
41:There is no gambling like politics. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
42:Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
43:Without tact you can learn nothing. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
44:A person's fate is their own temper. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
45:Eloquence is the child of knowledge. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
46:The canter is a cure for every evil. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
47:The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
48:In politics, nothing is contemptible. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
49:Nurture your mind with great thoughts ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
50:The indulgence in grief is a blunder. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
51:There is no education like adversity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
52:All is race - there is no other truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
53:An obedient wife commands her husband. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
54:Books are the curse of the human race. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
55:I say that justice is truth in action. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
56:Religion is civilization, the highest. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
57:We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
58:Where knowledge ends, religion begins. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
59:A parsimony of words prodigal of sense. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
60:Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
61:Female friendships are of rapid growth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
62:The noble lord is the Rupert of debate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
63:The unfortunate are always egotistical. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
64:Amusement to an observing mind is study. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
65:Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
66:Candor is the brightest gem of criticism. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
67:Change is inevitable. Change is constant. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
68:Everything comes if a man will only wait. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
69:Finality is not the language of politics. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
70:I grew intoxicated with my own eloquence. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
71:When I want to read a novel, I write one. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
72:You have proved it is a very moral habit. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
73:Damn your principles! Stick to your party. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
74:In politics experiments means revolutions. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
75:Luck is what a capricious man believes in. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
76:Principle is ever my motto, no expediency. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
77:Quit the world, and the world forgets you. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
78:A book may be as great a thing as a battle. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
79:Everything in this world depends upon will. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
80:The sweet simplicity of the three percents. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
81:We make our fortunes and we call them fate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
82:Change is constant in a progressive country. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
83:Destiny is our will, and our will is nature. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
84:Man is only great when he acts from passion. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
85:Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
86:The depositary of power is always unpopular. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
87:We make our own fortune and call it destiny. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
88:I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole! ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
89:Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
90:Poverty has its duties as well as its rights. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
91:All must respect those who respect themselves. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
92:I believe absence is a great element of charm. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
93:Information upon points of practical politics. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
94:Protection is not a principle but an expedient ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
95:The greatest of all evils is a weak government ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
96:There is no waste of time like making excuses. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
97:The secret of success is constancy to purpose. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
98:War is never a solution; it is an aggravation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
99:The art of governing mankind by deceiving them. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
100:All my successes have been built on my failures. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
101:Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
102:I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
103:Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
104:Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
105:The originality of a subject is in its treatment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
106:There is no greater sin than to be trop prononce. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
107:Free trade is not a principle, it is an expedient. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
108:A majority is always better than the best repartee. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
109:I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
110:Man is made to create, from the poet to the potter. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
111:Novelty is an essential attribute of the beautiful. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
112:Terror has its inspiration, as well as competition. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
113:The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
114:A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
115:Great countries are those that produce great people. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
116:I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
117:Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
118:There can be economy only where there is efficiency. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
119:There is no index of character so sure as the voice. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
120:The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
121:William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
122:Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
123:If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
124:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
125:Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
126:The English nation is never so great as in adversity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
127:The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
128:Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
129:Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
130:The essence of education is the education of the body. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
131:Almost everything that is great has been done by youth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
132:An author can have nothing truly his own but his style. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
133:Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
134:That fatal drollery called a representative government. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
135:The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
136:Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
137:Apologies only account for that which they do not alter. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
138:How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
139:The more you are talked about the less powerful you are. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
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141:As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
142:Assassination has never changed the history of the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
143:I rather like bad wine; one gets so bored with good wine. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
144:Success is a product of unremitting attention to purpose. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
145:Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
146:The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us . . . ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
147:Truth travels slowly, but it will reach even you in time. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
148:Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
149:England is unrivalled for two things - sport and politics. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
150:I am the blank page between the Old and the New Testament. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
151:What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
152:Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
153:Nobody is forgotten, when it is convenient to remember him. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
154:To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
155:The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
156:The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
157:Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
158:I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
159:Most people die with their music still locked up inside them. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
160:The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
161:The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
162:How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
163:Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
164:My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
165:The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
166:The tendency of an advanced civilization is in truth monarchy. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
167:What appear to be calamities are often the sources of fortune. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
168:A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
169:All power is a trust, that we are accountable for its exercise. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
170:He thinks posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
171:Though I sit down now, the time will come whenyou will hear me. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
172:Age is frequently beautiful, wisdom appearing like an aftermath. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
173:Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modern times! ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
174:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
175:Having the courage to live within one's means is respectability. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
176:No one but an adventurous traveler can know the luxury of sleep. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
177:The world is ruled by other people, than people believe to know. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
178:What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
179:Destiny bears us to our lot, and destiny is perhaps our own will. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
180:If you don't believe in magic, then you can't believe in reality. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
181:I was told that the privileged and the people formed two nations. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
182:Nobody should ever look anxious except those who have no anxiety. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
183:No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
184:Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident in it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
185:The care of the public health is the first duty of the statesman. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
186:There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
187:A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
188:Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
189:Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
190:I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
191:Whatever they did, the Elysians were careful never to be vehement. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
192:You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
193:I am myself a gentleman of the press, and have no other escutcheon. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
194:There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
195:The sympathy of sorrow is stronger than the sympathy of prosperity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
196:Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
197:A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
198:Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
199:Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
200:If you want to be a leader of people, you must learn to watch events. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
201:Nature is more powerful than education; time will develop everything. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
202:Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
203:Friendship is the gift of the gods, and the most precious boon to man. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
204:I believe that, without party, Parliamentary government is impossible. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
205:It is the fashion to style the present moment an extraordinary crisis. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
206:Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
207:The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
208:The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
209:Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
210:Trust not overmuch to the blessed Magdalen; learn to protect yourself. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
211:We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
212:An amateur may not be an artist, though an artist should be an amateur. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
213:Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
214:Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
215:No, it is better not. She will only ask me to take a message to Albert. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
216:The age does not believe in great men, because it does not possess any. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
217:To achieve what you want, you have to be stronger than those around you ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
218:Change is as inexorable as time, yet nothing meets with more resistance. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
219:I have a great confidence in the revelations which holidays bring forth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
220:Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
221:Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
222:It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
223:Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
224:What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
225:Accent and emphasis are the pith of reading; punctuation is but secondary. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
226:All Paradise opens! Let me die eating ortolans to the sound of soft music! ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
227:No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
228:When a man is going to try and borrow money, it is wise to look prosperous ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
229:I do not like giving advice: it is incurring an unnecessary responsibility. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
230:I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
231:Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
232:Next to the assumption of power was the responsibility of relinquishing it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
233:There are few positions less inspiriting than those of a discomfited party. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
234:We live in age of prudence. The leaders of the people now generally follow. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
235:When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
236:Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
237:Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
238:Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
239:More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
240:My idea of an acceptable person is someone that is ready to accept my ideas. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
241:There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
242:You know who the critics are? The men who have failed in literature and art. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
243:The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
244:We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
245:A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
246:Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
247:Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
248:.. offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
249:A realist is a man who insists on making the same mistakes his grandfather did. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
250:Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
251:The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
252:Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
253:Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
254:I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
255:No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
256:To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
257:A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
258:He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
259:Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
260:Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
261:Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
262:All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
263:People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
264:Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
265:To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
266:When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
267:A Protestant, if he wants aid or advice on any matter, can only go to his solicitor. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
268:He was one of these men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
269:Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
270:The conduct of men depends upon their temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
271:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
272:Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination and then act on it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
273:The feathered arrow of satire has oft been wet with the heart's blood of its victims. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
274:The Italians say it is not necessary to be a stag; but we ought not to be a tortoise. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
275:There are amusing people who do not interest, and interesting people who do not amuse ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
276:If confidence is a plant of slow growth, credit is one which matures much more slowly. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
277:The Jews are a nervous people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have taken a toll. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
278:A great thing is a great book; but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
279:Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
280:Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
281:You must not contrast too strongly the hours of courtship with the years of possession. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
282:Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
283:Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
284:That earliest shock in one's life which occurs to all of us; which first makes us think. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
285:As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
286:Doubt is an element of criticism, and the tendency of criticism is necessarily skeptical. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
287:Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
288:I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
289:One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
290:But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
291:I pride myself in recognizing and upholding ability in every party and wherever I meet it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
292:One should conquer the world, not to enthrone a man, but an idea; for ideas exist forever. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
293:The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
294:The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
295:As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
296:At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
297:Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace&
298:What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary error is often more earnest than truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
299:You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
300:I am neither a Whig nor Tory. My politics are described in one word and that word is England. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
301:A dark horse, which had never been thought of, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
302:Expediency is a law of nature. The camel is a wonderful animal, but the desert made the camel. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
303:The test of political institutions is the condition of the country whose future they regulate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
304:Judaism is not complete without Christianity and without Judaism, Christianity would not exist. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
305:Silence often expresses &
306:That soul-subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
307:There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
308:Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
309:An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
310:I have lived long enough to know that the evening glow of love has its own riches and splendour. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
311:Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
312:When men are young, they want experience and when they have gained experience, they want energy. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
313:Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
314:Here's to the man who rode the race, who took the time, who kept the time, and who did the trick. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
315:Scientific, like spiritual truth, has ever from the beginning been descending from heaven to man. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
316:We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
317:Women carry a beautiful hand with them to the grave, when a beautiful face has long ago vanished. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
318:He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
319:It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
320:Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When a mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is also clear. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
321:Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
322:Propriety of manners, and consideration for others, are the two main characteristics of a gentleman. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
323:She is an excellent creature, but she can never remember which came first, the Greeks or the Romans. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
324:Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
325:Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
326:Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
327:Perseverance and tact are the two most important qualities for the individual who wants to move ahead. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
328:Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
329:The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
330:The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous.” ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
331:The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
332:The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
333:You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
334:Great men should think of opportunity and not of time. That is the excuse of feeble and puzzled spirits. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
335:I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
336:The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
337:There are few young women in existence who have not the power of fascinating, if they choose to exert it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
338:I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
339:To a mother, a child is everything; but to a child, a parent is only a link in the chain of her existence. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
340:Jews show so near an affinity to you... Where is your Christianity if you do not believe in their Judaism? ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
341:No one for a moment can pretend that printing is so great a discovery as writing, or algebra as a language. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
342:Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honors or of wealth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
343:As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
344:In the hands of a genius, engineering turns to magic, philosophy becomes poetry, and science pure imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
345:There is scarcely any popular tenet more erroneous than that which holds that when time is slow, life is dull. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
346:Extreme views are never just; something always turns up which disturbs the calculations formed upon their data. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
347:Twilight makes us pensive; Aurora is the goddess of activity; despair curses at midnight; hope blesses at noon. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
348:Without dancing you can never attain a perfectly graceful carriage, which is of the highest importance in life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
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350:Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
351: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, @wisdomtrove
352:The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
353:Those authors who appear sometimes to forget they are writers, and remember they are men, will be our favorites. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
354:Through persistence numerous individuals win accomplishment out of what appeared bound to be sure disappointment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
355:All is race; there is no other truth ,and every race must fall which carelessly suffers its blood to become mixed. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
356:Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
357:Why should one say that the machine does not live? It breathes, for its breath forms the atmosphere of some towns. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
358:I think that an author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
359:There are few faces that can afford to smile: a smile is sometimes bewitching, in general vapid, often a contortion. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
360:Great revolutions, whatever may be their causes, are not lightly commenced, and are not concluded with precipitation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
361:I think there is nothing more lovely than the love of two beautiful women who are not envious of each other's charms. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
362:Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
363:Rothschild is the lord and master of the money markerts of the world and virtually lord and master of everything else. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
364:The world is governed by personalities very different to what people that cannot see further than their eyes, believe. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
365:As a rule, man is a fool. When it's hot, he wants it cool; When its cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting, what is not. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
366: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, @wisdomtrove
367:The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
368:Ah, Ireland... That damnable, delightful country, where everything that is right is the opposite of what it ought to be. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
369:Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
370:The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
371:Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
372:Never argue. In society nothing must be; give only results. If any person differs from you, bow, and turn the conversation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
373:What wonderful things are events! The least are of greater importance than the most sublime and comprehensive speculations. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
374:Happiness is only to be found in a recurrence to the principles of human nature; and these will prompt very simple measures. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
375:Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
376:The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
377:The eyes of the social herd, who always observe little things, and generally form from them their opinions of great affairs. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
378: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, @wisdomtrove
379:London owes everything to its press: it owes as much to its press as it does to its being the seat of government and the law. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
380:Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
381:Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a hurry, you occasionally mistake it for sense. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
382:There is anguish in the recollection that we have not adequately appreciated the affection of those whom we have loved and lost. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
383:A good eater must be a good man; for a good eater must have a good digestion, and a good digestion depends upon a good conscience. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
384:Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
385:The very phrase &
386:The art of conversation is to be prompt without being stubborn, to refute without argument, and to clothe great matters in a motley garb. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
387: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, @wisdomtrove
388:There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
389:As we retain but a faint remembrance of our felicity, it is but fair that the smartest stroke of sorrow should, if bitter, at least be brief. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
390: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, @wisdomtrove
391:A very remarkable people the Zulus: they defeat our generals, they convert our bishops, they have settled the fate of a great European dynasty. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
392: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, @wisdomtrove
393: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, @wisdomtrove
394:Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
395:Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervour. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
396:The most powerful men are not public men: a public man is responsible, and a responsible man is a slave. It is private life that governs the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
397:The stage is a supplement to the pulpit, where virtue, according to Plato's sublime idea, moves our love and affection when made visible to the eye. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
398:What art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern; the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men, the useful has succeeded to the beautiful. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
399:It is the lot of man to suffer; it is also his fortune to forget. Oblivion and sorrow share our being, as darkness and light divide the course of time. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
400:Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
401: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, @wisdomtrove
402:The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
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404: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, @wisdomtrove
405:Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
406:The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
407:One event makes another. What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens; and time can only prove which is most for our advantage. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
408:Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
409: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, @wisdomtrove
410: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, @wisdomtrove
411:News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class; publication and not news. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
412:The question is this - Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
413:Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with facts; but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our own minds. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
414:There is a thread in our thoughts as there is a pulse in our feelings; he who can hold the one knows how to think, and he who can move the other knows how to feel. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
415: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, @wisdomtrove
416: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, @wisdomtrove
417:It shows you exactly how a star is formed; nothing else can be so pretty! A cluster of vapor, the cream of the milky way, a sort of celestial cheese, churned into light. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
418:A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
419:That youthful fervor, which is sometimes called enthusiasm, but which is a heat of imagination subsequently discovered to be inconsistent with the experience of actual life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
420:Patriotism depends as much on mutual suffering as on mutual success; and it is by that experience of all fortunes and all feelings that a great national character is created. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
421:Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
422:Consider Ireland... . You have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world. That is the Irish Question. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
423:You must originate, and you must sympathize; yon must possess, at the same time, the habit of communicating and the habit of listening. The union is rather rare, but irresistible. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
424:Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
425: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, @wisdomtrove
426:It is remarkable that when great discoveries are effected, their simplicity always seems to detract from their originality: on these occasions we are reminded of the egg of Columbus! ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
427:You asked me where I generally lived. In my workshop [i.e. in his study] in the mornings and always in the library in the evening. Books are companions even if you don’t open them. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
428:The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
429:As I sat opposite the Treasury Bench the ministers reminded me of one of those marine landscapes not very unusual on the coasts of South America. You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
430:The girl of the period sets up to be natural, and is only rude; mistakes insolence for innocence; says everything that comes first to her lips, and thinks she is gay when she is only giddy. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
431:Demagogues and agitators are very unpleasant, they are incidental to a free and constitutional country, and you must put up with these inconveniences or do without many important advantages. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
432:We can know nothing of humankind without knowing something of ourselves. Self-knowledge is the property of those people whose passions have their full play, but who ponder over their results. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
433:The tone and tendency of liberalism... is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs of the people under the pretext of progress. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
434:Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
435:When I left the dining room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
436: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, @wisdomtrove
437:It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
438:In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
439:A member of Parliament to Disraeli: &
440:A man's fate is his own temper; and according to that will be his opinion as to the particular manner in which the course of events is regulated. A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
441: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, @wisdomtrove
442:Gentl, I am a party man. I believe that, without party, Parliamentary government is impossible. I look upon Parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly the one most suited to England. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
443:The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
444: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, @wisdomtrove
445: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, @wisdomtrove
446:No conjunction can possibly occur, however fearful, however tremendous it may appear, from which a man by his own energy may not extricate himself, as a mariner by the rattling of his cannon can dissipate the impending waterspout. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
447:Sir, very few people reach posterity. Who amongst us may arrive at that destination I presume not to vaticinate. Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach posterity are not much more numerous than the planets. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
448:If the history of England be ever written by one who has the knowledge and the courage,-and both qualities are equally requisite for the undertaking, - the world will be more astonished than when reading the Roman annals by Niebuhr. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
449:I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth. But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
450:The difference between talent and genius is this: while the former usually develops some special branch of our faculties, the latter commands them all. When the former is combined with tact, it is often more than a match for the latter. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
451: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, @wisdomtrove
452: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, @wisdomtrove
453:I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
454:Popular privileges are consistent with a state of society in which there is great inequality of position. Democratic rights, on the contrary, demand that there should be equality of condition as the fundamental basis of the society they regulate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
455:A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
456:The constitution of England is not a paper constitution. It is an aggregate of institutions, many of them founded merely upon prescription, some of them fortified by muniments, but all of them the fruit and experience of an ancient and illustrious people. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
457: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 one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character or illustrates an existence. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
458:The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. It was not granted by monarchs, it was not gained for us by aristocracies; but it sprang from the people, and, with an immortal instinct, it has always worked for the people. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
459:Generally speaking, among sensible persons, it would seem that a rich man deems that friend a sincere one who does not want to borrow his money; while, among the less favored with fortune's gifts, the sincere friend is generally esteemed to be the individual who is ready to lend it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
460:Some will read only old books, as if there were no valuable truths to be discovered in modern publications: others will only read new books, as if some valuable truths are not among the old. Some will not read a book because they know the author: others . . . would also read the man. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
461:Rothschild is the Lord and Master of the money markets of the world, and of course virtually Lord and Master of everything else. He literally held the revenues of Southern Italy in pawn, and Monarchs and Ministers of all countries courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
462:Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
463:In all church discussions we are apt to forget the second Testament is avowedly only a supplement. Jesus came to complete the law and the prophets. Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
464:It is useless to deny, and impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe, the whole of Italy and France, and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries - is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superfices of the Earth are being covered with railroads. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
465:The first favourite was never heard of, the second favourite was never seen after the distance post, all the ten-to-oners were in the rear, and a dark horse which had never been thought of, and which the careless St. James had never even observed in the list, rushed past the grand stand in sweeping triumph. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
466:I look upon parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly one most suited to England. But without the discipline of political connection, animated by the principle of private honor, I feel certain that a popular assembly would sink before the power or the corruption of a minister. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
467:That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
468:England is a domestic country. Here the home is revered and the hearth sacred. The nation is represented by a family,&
469:Under this roof are the heads of the family of Rothschild - a name famous in every capital of Europe and every division of the globe. If you like, we shall divide the United States into two parts, one for you, James [Rothschild], and one for you, Lionel [Rothschild]. Napoleon will do exactly and all that I shall advise him. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
470:Is it what you call civilization that makes England flourish? Is it the universal development of the faculties of man that has rendered an island, almost unknown to the ancients, the arbiter of the world? Clearly not. It is the inhabitants that have done this. It is an affair of race... . All is race, there is no other truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
471:No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves. . . Language and religion do not make a race&
472:What is wanted in architecture, as in so many things, is a man. ... One suggestion might be made-no profession in England has done its duty until it has furnished a victim. ... Even our boasted navy never achieved a great victory until we shot an admiral. Suppose an architect were hanged? Terror has its inspiration, as well as competition. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
473:It is a great mistake to suppose that bribery and corruption, although they may be very convenient for gratifying the ambition or the vanity of individuals, have any great effect upon the fortunes or the power of parties. And it is a great mistake to suppose that bribery and corruption are means by which power can either be ob-tained or retained. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
474:What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern: the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful. Instead of the city of the Violet Crown, a Lancashire village has expanded into a mighty region of factories and warehouses. Yet, rightly understood, Manchester is as great a human exploit; as Athens. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
475:Taste, when once obtained, may be said to be no acquiring faculty, and must remain stationary; but knowledge is of perpetual growth and has infinite demands. Taste, like an artificial canal, winds through a beautiful country, but its borders are confined and its term is limited. Knowledge navigates the ocean, and is perpetually on voyages of discovery. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
476:The Greeks adored their gods by the simple compliment of kissing their hands; and the Romans were treated as atheists if they would not perform the same act when they entered a temple. This custom, however, as a religious ceremony declined with paganism,but was continued as a salutation by inferiors to their superiors, or as a token of esteem among friends. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
477:No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
478:You have despoiled churches. You have threatened every corporation and endowment in the country. You have examined into everybodys affairs. You have criticised every profession and vexed every trade. No one is certain of his property, and nobody knows what duties he may have to perform to-morrow. This is the policy of confiscation as compared with that of concurrent endowment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
479:Coquettes are, but too rare. It is a career that requires great abilities, infinite pains, a gay and airy spirit. &
480:It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
481:You know, all is development. The principle is perpetually going on. First, there was nothing, then there was something; then-I forget the next-I think there were shells, then fishes; then we came-let me see-did we come next? Never mind that; we came at last. And at the next change there will be something very superior to us-something with wings. Ah! That's it: we were fishes, and I believe we shall be crows. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
482:It has been said that the people of this country are deeply interested in the humanitarian and philanthropic considerations involved in [the Eastern Question]. All must appreciate such feelings. But I am mistaken if there be not a yet deeper sentiment on the part of the people of this country, one with which I cannot doubt your lordships will ever sympathise, and that is - the determination to maintain the Empire of England. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
483:This is to be observed of the Bishop of London, that, though apparently of a spirit somewhat austere, there is in his idiosyncrasy a strange fund of enthusiasm, a quality which ought never to be possessed by an Archbishop of Canterbury, or a Prime Minister of England. The Bishop of London sympathies with everything that is earnest; but what is earnest is not always true; on the contrary error is often more earnest than truth. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
484:This is the third time that, in the course of six years, during which I have had the lead of the Opposition in the House of Commons, I have stormed the Treasury Benches: twice, fruitlessly, the third time with a tin kettle to my tail which rendered the race hopeless. You cannot, therefore, be surprised, that I am a little wearied of these barren victories, which like Alma, Inkerman, and Balaclava, may be glorious but are certainly nothing more. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
485:How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
486:Why, I say, that to tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection; it is plunder, and I entirely disclaim it; but I ask you to protect the rights and interests of labour generally in the first place, by allowing no free imports from countries which meet you with countervailing duties; and, in the second place, with respect to agricultural produce, to compensate the soil for the burdens from which other classes are free by an equivalent duty. This is my view of what is called "protection." ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
487:For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove

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1:The East is a career. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
2:Meditation is culture. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
3:We moralize among ruins. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
4:With words we govern men. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
5:Travel teaches toleration. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
6:Departure should be sudden. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
7:Justice is truth in action. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
8:London is a modern Babylon. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
9:Party is organized opinion. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
10:The expected always happens ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
11:Turtle makes all men equal. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
12:Beauty can inspire miracles. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
13:Departures should be sudden. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
14:Tobacco is the tomb of love. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
15:Her Majesty is not a subject. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
16:Life Is Too Short to be Small ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
17:Life is to short to be small. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
18:London; a nation, not a city. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
19:Be thine own privy counsellor. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
20:Genius, when young, is divine. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
21:Silence is the mother of truth ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
22:A man's fate is his own temper. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
23:Duty cannot exist without faith ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
24:It is the lot of man to suffer. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
25:Life is too short to be little. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
26:Never apologize, never explain. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
27:Silence is the mother of truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
28:We are taught words, not ideas. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
29:We cannot learn men from books. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
30:A precedent embalms a principle. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
31:Fear makes us feel our humanity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
32:Never take anything for granted. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
33:England does not love coalitions. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
34:Little things affect little minds ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
35:London is a roost for every bird. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
36:Man is more powerful than matter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
37:Never complain and never explain. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
38:Small things affects small minds. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
39:Success is the child of audacity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
40:The gondola of London [a hansom]. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
41:A canter is the cure for all evil. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
42:Adventures are to the adventurous. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
43:Difficulties melt away under tact. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
44:Little things affect little minds. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
45:Nature is stronger than education. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
46:There is no wisdom like frankness. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
47:Despair is the conclusion of fools. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
48:Enthusiasm is the breath of genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
49:Great men never require experience. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
50:He who gains time gains everything. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
51:Ignorance never settles a question. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
52:There is moderation even in excess. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
53:There is no diplomacy like silence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
54:There is no gambling like politics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
55:Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
56:Without tact you can learn nothing. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
57:Youth is the trustee of prosperity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
58:A person's fate is their own temper. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
59:Eloquence is the child of knowledge. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
60:The canter is a cure for every evil. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
61:The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
62:As for our majority... one is enough. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
63:A vida é muito curta para ser pequena ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
64:In politics, nothing is contemptible. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
65:Nurture your mind with great thoughts ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
66:The indulgence in grief is a blunder. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
67:There is no education like adversity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
68:All is race - there is no other truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
69:An obedient wife commands her husband. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
70:Books are the curse of the human race. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
71:I say that justice is truth in action. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
72:Religion is civilization, the highest. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
73:To believe in the heroic makes heroes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
74:We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
75:Where knowledge ends, religion begins. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
76:A parsimony of words prodigal of sense. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
77:Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
78:Every moment is travel - if understood. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
79:Female friendships are of rapid growth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
80:The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
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81:The noble lord is the Rupert of debate. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
82:The unfortunate are always egotistical. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
83:Amusement to an observing mind is study. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
84:Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
85:Every woman should marry ... and no man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
86:When I want to read a book, I write one. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
87:Candor is the brightest gem of criticism. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
88:Change is inevitable. Change is constant. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
89:Everything comes if a man will only wait. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
90:Finality is not the language of politics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
91:I grew intoxicated with my own eloquence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
92:When I want to read a novel, I write one. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
93:You have proved it is a very moral habit. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
94:Damn your principles! Stick to your party. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
95:In politics experiments means revolutions. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
96:Luck is what a capricious man believes in. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
97:Principle is ever my motto, no expediency. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
98:Quit the world, and the world forgets you. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
99:A book may be as great a thing as a battle. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
100:Ama-se mais o que se conquista com esforço. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
101:Everything in this world depends upon will. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
102:The sweet simplicity of the three percents. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
103:We make our fortunes and we call them fate. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
104:Change is constant in a progressive country. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
105:Destiny is our will, and our will is nature. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
106:Man is only great when he acts from passion. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
107:Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
108:Political life must be taken as you find it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
109:The depositary of power is always unpopular. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
110:We make our own fortune and call it destiny. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
111:I cannot pay attention unless I am attracted. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
112:I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole! ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
113:Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
114:Poverty has its duties as well as its rights. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
115:When I want to read a good book, I write one. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
116:All must respect those who respect themselves. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
117:I believe absence is a great element of charm. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
118:Information upon points of practical politics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
119:Protection is not a principle but an expedient ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
120:The greatest of all evils is a weak government ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
121:There is no waste of time like making excuses. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
122:The secret of success is constancy to purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
123:The secret to success is constancy of purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
124:War is never a solution; it is an aggravation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
125:Life is too short to be small. —BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ Timothy Ferriss,
126:Nine-tenths of all existing books are nonsense. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
127:The art of governing mankind by deceiving them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
128:All my successes have been built on my failures. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
129:Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
130:I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
131:Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
132:Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
133:Books are companions even if you don't open them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
134:The originality of a subject is in its treatment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
135:There is no greater sin than to be trop prononce. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
136:Free trade is not a principle, it is an expedient. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
137:No enemy is indeed so terrible as a man of genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
138:A majority is always better than the best repartee. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
139:Christianity is completed Judaism or it is nothing. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
140:England is governed not by logic but by parliament. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
141:I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
142:Man is made to create, from the poet to the potter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
143:Novelty is an essential attribute of the beautiful. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
144:"Sorry" only counts for that which it cannot alter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
145:Terror has its inspiration, as well as competition. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
146:The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
147:A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
148:Great countries are those that produce great people. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
149:I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
150:Life is too short to be small.      —BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ Timothy Ferriss,
151:Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
152:There can be economy only where there is efficiency. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
153:There is no index of character as sure as the voice. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
154:There is no index of character so sure as the voice. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
155:The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
156:William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
157:Beauty and health are the chief sources of happiness. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
158:Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
159:If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
160:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
161:Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
162:Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
163:The English nation is never so great as in adversity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
164:The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
165:There can be no economy where there is no efficiency. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
166:Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
167:Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
168:The essence of education is the education of the body. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
169:Almost everything that is great has been done by youth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
170:An author can have nothing truly his own but his style. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
171:Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
172:That fatal drollery called a representative government. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
173:The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
174:Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
175:Apologies only account for that which they do not alter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
176:How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
177:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
178:Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
179:The more you are talked about the less powerful you are. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
180:As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
181:Assassination has never changed the history of the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
182:I rather like bad wine; one gets so bored with good wine. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
183:Success is a product of unremitting attention to purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
184:Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
185:The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us . . . ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
186:Truth travels slowly, but it will reach even you in time. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
187:Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
188:Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
189:England is unrivalled for two things - sport and politics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
190:I am the blank page between the Old and the New Testament. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
191:Modern science has vindicated the natural equality of man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
192:What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
193:Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
194:Nobody is forgotten, when it is convenient to remember him. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
195:Real politics are the possession and distribution of power. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
196:The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
197:To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
198:The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
199:The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
200:Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
201:Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
202:I cannot pay attention unless I am attracted," said Egremont. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
203:I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
204:There is no education like adversity.
--Benjamin Disraeli ~ Bear Grylls,
205:Most people die with their music still locked up inside them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
206:The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
207:The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
208:How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
209:Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
210:My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
211:Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
212:The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
213:The tendency of an advanced civilization is in truth monarchy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
214:What appear to be calamities are often the sources of fortune. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
215:A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
216:All power is a trust, that we are accountable for its exercise. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
217:He thinks posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
218:In the study of the fine arts, they mutually assist each other. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
219:My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
220:My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
221:Though I sit down now, the time will come whenyou will hear me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
222:What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
223:Age is frequently beautiful, wisdom appearing like an aftermath. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
224:Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modern times! ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
225:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
226:Having the courage to live within one's means is respectability. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
227:I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
228:No one but an adventurous traveler can know the luxury of sleep. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
229:Talk to people about themselves, and they will listen for hours. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
230:The world is ruled by other people, than people believe to know. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
231:What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
232:A consistent man believes in destiny; a capricious man in chance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
233:Destiny bears us to our lot, and destiny is perhaps our own will. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
234:If you don't believe in magic, then you can't believe in reality. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
235:I was told that the privileged and the people formed two nations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
236:Nobody should ever look anxious except those who have no anxiety. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
237:No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
238:Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident in it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
239:The care of the public health is the first duty of the statesman. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
240:The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
241:There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
242:There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
243:A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
244:Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
245:Do not read history. Read biography for it is life without theory. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
246:Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
247:I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
248:I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
249:The Lord deals with the nations as the nations deal with the Jews. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
250:To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
251:Whatever they did, the Elysians were careful never to be vehement. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
252:You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
253:Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
254:I am myself a gentleman of the press, and have no other escutcheon. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
255:The British people, being subject to fogs, require grave statesmen. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
256:There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
257:The sympathy of sorrow is stronger than the sympathy of prosperity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
258:Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
259:Power has only one duty--to secure the social welfare of the people. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
260:A practical man is a man who practices the errors of his forefathers. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
261:A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
262:Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
263:Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
264:If you want to be a leader of people, you must learn to watch events. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
265:Nature is more powerful than education; time will develop everything. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
266:Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
267:The world is governed by personalities very different to what people ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
268:Fame has eagle wings, and yet she mounts not so high as man's desires. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
269:Friendship is the gift of the gods, and the most precious boon to man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
270:I believe that, without party, Parliamentary government is impossible. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
271:It is the fashion to style the present moment an extraordinary crisis. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
272:Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
273:The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
274:The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
275:Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
276:Trust not overmuch to the blessed Magdalen; learn to protect yourself. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
277:We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
278:You never observe a great intellectual movement in Europe in which the ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
279:An amateur may not be an artist, though an artist should be an amateur. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
280:Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
281:Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
282:No, it is better not. She will only ask me to take a message to Albert. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
283:The age does not believe in great men, because it does not possess any. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
284:The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
285:To achieve what you want, you have to be stronger than those around you ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
286:Change is as inexorable as time, yet nothing meets with more resistance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
287:I have a great confidence in the revelations which holidays bring forth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
288:Read no history--nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
289:Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
290:Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
291:To do nothing and get something, formed a boy's ideal of a manly career. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
292:A nation has a fixed quantity of invention, and it will make itself felt. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
293:It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
294:Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
295:What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
296:Accent and emphasis are the pith of reading; punctuation is but secondary. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
297:All Paradise opens! Let me die eating ortolans to the sound of soft music! ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
298:No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
299:What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
300:When a man is going to try and borrow money, it is wise to look prosperous ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
301:I do not like giving advice: it is incurring an unnecessary responsibility. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
302:I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
303:Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
304:Next to the assumption of power was the responsibility of relinquishing it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
305:Our domestic affections are the most salutary basis of all good government. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
306:There are few positions less inspiriting than those of a discomfited party. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
307:We live in age of prudence. The leaders of the people now generally follow. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
308:When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
309:Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
310:Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
311:Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
312:More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
313:My idea of an acceptable person is someone that is ready to accept my ideas. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
314:There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
315:You know who the critics are? The men who have failed in literature and art. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
316:Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
317:The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
318:We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
319:What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
320:A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
321:Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
322:Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
323:A realist is a man who insists on making the same mistakes his grandfather did. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
324:Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
325:Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
326:The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
327:Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
328:Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
329:I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
330:No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
331:To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
332:A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
333:Grief is the agony of an instant: the indulgence of grief is the blunder of life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
334:He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
335:Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
336:Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
337:Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
338:We have legalized confiscation, consecrated sacrilege, and condoned high treason. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
339:Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
340:The secret of success in life: Prepare for opportunity when it comes. —Benjamin Disraeli ~ Dan Millman,
341:Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
342:All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
343:People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
344:The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
345:Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
346:To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
347:When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
348:A Protestant, if he wants aid or advice on any matter, can only go to his solicitor. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
349:He was one of these men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
350:Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
351:The conduct of men depends upon their temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
352:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
353:A nation, as an individual, has duties to fulfill appointed by God and His moral law. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
354:Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination and then act on it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
355:Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
356:The feathered arrow of satire has oft been wet with the heart's blood of its victims. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
357:The Italians say it is not necessary to be a stag; but we ought not to be a tortoise. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
358:There are amusing people who do not interest, and interesting people who do not amuse ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
359:We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
360:If confidence is a plant of slow growth, credit is one which matures much more slowly. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
361:Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace--but a peace I hope with honour. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
362:The Jews are a nervous people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have taken a toll. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
363:A great thing is a great book; but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
364:Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
365:Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
366:Read no history—nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. —BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ Liaquat Ahamed,
367:The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
368:You must not contrast too strongly the hours of courtship with the years of possession. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
369:Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
370:Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
371:That earliest shock in one's life which occurs to all of us; which first makes us think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
372:As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
373:Doubt is an element of criticism, and the tendency of criticism is necessarily skeptical. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
374:Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
375:I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
376:Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.” —BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ John C Maxwell,
377:One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
378:Silence often expresses 'more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
379:The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
380:You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
381:Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.—BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ Anonymous,
382:But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
383:I pride myself in recognizing and upholding ability in every party and wherever I meet it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
384:One should conquer the world, not to enthrone a man, but an idea; for ideas exist forever. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
385:The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. Benjamin Disraeli ~ Guy Kawasaki,
386:The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
387:The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
388:As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
389:At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
390:Conservatism... offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
391:To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
392:What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary error is often more earnest than truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
393:You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
394:What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
395:I am neither a Whig nor Tory. My politics are described in one word and that word is England. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
396:There are exceptions to all rules, but it seldom answers to follow the advice of an opponent. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
397:A dark horse, which had never been thought of, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
398:Expediency is a law of nature. The camel is a wonderful animal, but the desert made the camel. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
399:The test of political institutions is the condition of the country whose future they regulate. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
400:Judaism is not complete without Christianity and without Judaism, Christianity would not exist. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
401:Justice is truth in action.
~ Benjamin Disraeli BENJAMIN DISRAELI, speech, Feb. 11, 1851 ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
402:Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
403:Nothing resists a human will that stakes its very existence upon the achievement of its purpose ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
404:That soul-subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
405:There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
406:Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
407:An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
408:I have lived long enough to know that the evening glow of love has its own riches and splendour. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
409:Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
410:Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
411:Never argue. In society nothing must be discussed; give only results. (Benjamin Disraeli, 1804–1881) ~ Robert Greene,
412:When men are young, they want experience and when they have gained experience, they want energy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
413:Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
414:Here's to the man who rode the race, who took the time, who kept the time, and who did the trick. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
415:Scientific, like spiritual truth, has ever from the beginning been descending from heaven to man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
416:We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
417:Women carry a beautiful hand with them to the grave, when a beautiful face has long ago vanished. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
418:He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
419:It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
420:It is well-known what a middleman is; he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
421:Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” —Benjamin Disraeli ~ Angela Roquet,
422:The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
423:Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When a mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is also clear. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
424:Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
425:The Egremonts had never said anything that was remembered, or done anything that could be recalled. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
426:'A sound Conservative government,' said Taper, musingly. 'I understand: Tory men and Whig measures.' ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
427:¿No sabéis quiénes son los críticos? Aquellos que no han tenido éxito en la literatura y en el arte. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
428:Propriety of manners, and consideration for others, are the two main characteristics of a gentleman. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
429:She is an excellent creature, but she can never remember which came first, the Greeks or the Romans. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
430:Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
431:Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
432:The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
433:Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
434:Perseverance and tact are the two most important qualities for the individual who wants to move ahead. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
435:Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
436:The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
437:The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
438:The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.”
—BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ John C Maxwell,
439:The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
440:You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
441:Great men should think of opportunity and not of time. That is the excuse of feeble and puzzled spirits. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
442:I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
443:The right hon. Gentleman [Sir Robert Peel] caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
444:The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
445:There are few young women in existence who have not the power of fascinating, if they choose to exert it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
446:An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
447:I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
448:Jews show so near an affinity to you... Where is your Christianity if you do not believe in their Judaism? ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
449:Sikap yang layak dan tenggang rasa terhadap orang-orang lain merupakan dua sifat utama seorang yang bijak. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
450:To a mother, a child is everything; but to a child, a parent is only a link in the chain of her existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
451:Non chiedere mai scusa quando esterni un sentimento. Nel momento in cui lo fai, chiedi scusa per la verità. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
452:No one for a moment can pretend that printing is so great a discovery as writing, or algebra as a language. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
453:What are the most brilliant of our chymical discoveries compared with the invention of fire and the metals? ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
454:Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honors or of wealth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
455:There are so many plans, so many schemes, and so many reasons why there should be neither plans nor schemes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
456:As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
457:Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.” —BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ Anthony Robbins,
458:In the hands of a genius, engineering turns to magic, philosophy becomes poetry, and science pure imagination. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
459:There is scarcely any popular tenet more erroneous than that which holds that when time is slow, life is dull. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
460:Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

en.path-2-happiness.com ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
461:Extreme views are never just; something always turns up which disturbs the calculations formed upon their data. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
462:Kita dilahirkan untuk mencintai sesama.
Itulah prinsip keberadaan kita di dunia ini dan tujuan satu-satunya. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
463:Twilight makes us pensive; Aurora is the goddess of activity; despair curses at midnight; hope blesses at noon. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
464:Without dancing you can never attain a perfectly graceful carriage, which is of the highest importance in life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
465:Lady Lytton rules her husband, but that I suppose is always the case where marriages are what is called 'happy'. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
466:Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
467: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,
468:The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
469:Those authors who appear sometimes to forget they are writers, and remember they are men, will be our favorites. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
470:Through persistence numerous individuals win accomplishment out of what appeared bound to be sure disappointment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
471:All is race; there is no other truth ,and every race must fall which carelessly suffers its blood to become mixed. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
472:Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
473:The enterprise of America precedes that of Europe, as the industry of England precedes that of the rest of Europe. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
474:Why should one say that the machine does not live? It breathes, for its breath forms the atmosphere of some towns. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
475:I think that an author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
476:There are few faces that can afford to smile: a smile is sometimes bewitching, in general vapid, often a contortion. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
477:We are now in want of an art to teach how books are to be read rather than to read them. Such an art is practicable. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
478:Great revolutions, whatever may be their causes, are not lightly commenced, and are not concluded with precipitation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
479:I think there is nothing more lovely than the love of two beautiful women who are not envious of each other's charms. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
480:Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
481:Of all unfortunate men one of the unhappiest is a middling author endowed with too lively a sensibility for criticism. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
482:Rothschild is the lord and master of the money markerts of the world and virtually lord and master of everything else. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
483:As a rule, man is a fool. When it's hot, he wants it cool; When its cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting, what is not. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
484:The feeling of satiety, almost inseparable from large possessions, is a surer cause of misery than ungratified desires. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
485:There is no act of treachery or mean-ness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
486: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,
487:Ah, Ireland... That damnable, delightful country, where everything that is right is the opposite of what it ought to be. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
488:The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
489:The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army--his valour did not always serve his own cause. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
490:Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
491:The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
492:Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
493:If Gladstone fell in the Thames, that would be a misfortune. But if someone fished him out again, that would be a calamity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
494:Never argue. In society nothing must be; give only results. If any person differs from you, bow, and turn the conversation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
495:What wonderful things are events! The least are of greater importance than the most sublime and comprehensive speculations. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
496:Happiness is only to be found in a recurrence to the principles of human nature; and these will prompt very simple measures. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
497:Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
498:The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
499:The eyes of the social herd, who always observe little things, and generally form from them their opinions of great affairs. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
500: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,
501:London owes everything to its press: it owes as much to its press as it does to its being the seat of government and the law. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
502:Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
503:Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
504:Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. —BENJAMIN DISRAELI, former British Prime Minister ~ Timothy Ferriss,
505:Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a hurry, you occasionally mistake it for sense. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
506:There is anguish in the recollection that we have not adequately appreciated the affection of those whom we have loved and lost. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
507:A good eater must be a good man; for a good eater must have a good digestion, and a good digestion depends upon a good conscience. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
508:The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
509:Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
510:Proverbs were anterior to boots, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
511:A nation will not count the sacrifice it makes, if it supposes it is engaged in a struggle for its fame, its influence and its existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
512:The art of conversation is to be prompt without being stubborn, to refute without argument, and to clothe great matters in a motley garb. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
513:Other men condemned to exile and captivity, if they survive, despair; the man of letters may reckon those days as the sweetest of his life ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
514: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,
515:There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
516:As we retain but a faint remembrance of our felicity, it is but fair that the smartest stroke of sorrow should, if bitter, at least be brief. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
517:I do not understand how an aristocracy can exist, unless it be distinguished by some quality which no other class of the community possesses. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
518: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,
519:A very remarkable people the Zulus: they defeat our generals, they convert our bishops, they have settled the fate of a great European dynasty. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
520:The Duke of Wellington brought to the post of first minister immortal fame,-a quality of success which would almost seem to include all others. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
521: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,
522: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,
523:Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
524:Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervour. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
525:"As for that," said Waldenshare, "sensible men are all of the same religion." "Pray, what is that?" inquired the Prince. "Sensible men never tell." ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
526:The most powerful men are not public men: a public man is responsible, and a responsible man is a slave. It is private life that governs the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
527:The stage is a supplement to the pulpit, where virtue, according to Plato's sublime idea, moves our love and affection when made visible to the eye. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
528:What art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern; the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men, the useful has succeeded to the beautiful. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
529:It is the lot of man to suffer; it is also his fortune to forget. Oblivion and sorrow share our being, as darkness and light divide the course of time. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
530:Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
531: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,
532:The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
533:A beautiful hand is an excellent thing in woman; it is a charm that never palls; and better than all, it is a means of fascinating that never disappears. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
534: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,
535:Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
536:The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
537:One event makes another. What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens; and time can only prove which is most for our advantage. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
538:Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
539:Yes," said Lady St Julians. "I think those men who breakfast out or who give breakfasts are generally dangerous characters; at least, I would not trust them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
540: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,
541:The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries, he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilization.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
542: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,
543:News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class; publication and not news. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
544:In art the Greeks were the children of the Egyptians. The day may yet come when we shall do justice to the high powers of that mysterious and imaginative people. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
545:The question is this - Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
546:Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with facts; but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our own minds. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
547:There is a thread in our thoughts as there is a pulse in our feelings; he who can hold the one knows how to think, and he who can move the other knows how to feel. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
548: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,
549: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,
550:It shows you exactly how a star is formed; nothing else can be so pretty! A cluster of vapor, the cream of the milky way, a sort of celestial cheese, churned into light. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
551: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,
552:A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
553:That youthful fervor, which is sometimes called enthusiasm, but which is a heat of imagination subsequently discovered to be inconsistent with the experience of actual life. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
554:Patriotism depends as much on mutual suffering as on mutual success; and it is by that experience of all fortunes and all feelings that a great national character is created. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
555:It has been my lot to have found myself in many distant lands. I have never been in one without finding a Scotchman, and I never found a Scotchman who was not head of the poll. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
556:Consider Ireland.... You have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world. That is the Irish Question. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
557:Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
558:You must originate, and you must sympathize; yon must possess, at the same time, the habit of communicating and the habit of listening. The union is rather rare, but irresistible. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
559:Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
560:You asked me where I generally lived. In my workshop [i.e. in his study] in the mornings and always in the library in the evening. Books are companions even if you don’t open them. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
561: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,
562:Is it what you call civilization that makes England flourish? Is it the universal development of the faculties of man that has rendered an island, almost unknown to the ancients, the ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
563:It is remarkable that when great discoveries are effected, their simplicity always seems to detract from their originality: on these occasions we are reminded of the egg of Columbus! ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
564:What we call the heart is a nervous sensation, like shyness, which gradually disappears in society. It is fervent in the nursery, strong in the domestic circle, tumultuous at school. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
565:The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
566:Sir, very few people reach posterity. Who amongst us may arrive at that destination I presume not to vaticinate. Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach posterity ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
567:As I sat opposite the Treasury Bench the ministers reminded me of one of those marine landscapes not very unusual on the coasts of South America. You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
568:The girl of the period sets up to be natural, and is only rude; mistakes insolence for innocence; says everything that comes first to her lips, and thinks she is gay when she is only giddy. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
569:Demagogues and agitators are very unpleasant, they are incidental to a free and constitutional country, and you must put up with these inconveniences or do without many important advantages. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
570: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,
571:Books," says E. P. Whipple, "are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time." "As a rule," said Benjamin Disraeli, "the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
572:We can know nothing of humankind without knowing something of ourselves. Self-knowledge is the property of those people whose passions have their full play, but who ponder over their results. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
573:The world is devoted to physical science, because it believes theses discoveries will increase its capacity of luxury and self-indulgence. But the pursuit of science only leads to the insoluble. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
574:A member of Parliament to Disraeli: 'Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.' That depends, Sir,' said Disraeli, 'whether I embrace your policies or your mistress. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
575:The tone and tendency of liberalism...is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs of the people under the pretext of progress. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
576:Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
577:Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. ~ Benjamin Disraeli, speech, House of Commons (June 15, 1874). Parliamentary Debates (Commons), 3d series, vol. 219, col. 1618 (1874).,
578:When I left the dining room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
579: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,
580:A member of Parliament to Disraeli: 'Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.'

That depends, Sir,' said Disraeli, 'whether I embrace your policies or your mistress. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
581:It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
582:In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
583:A man's fate is his own temper; and according to that will be his opinion as to the particular manner in which the course of events is regulated. A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
584: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,
585:Benjamin Disraeli had anticipated Erewhon's fears in his novel Coningsby: "The mystery of mysteries," he wrote, "is to view machines making machines, a spectacle that fills the mind with curious and even awful speculation. ~ Ronald Wright,
586:Gentl, I am a party man. I believe that, without party, Parliamentary government is impossible. I look upon Parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly the one most suited to England. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
587:The divine right of kings may have been a plea for feeble tyrants, but the divine right of government is the keystone of human progress, and without it governments sink into police, and a nation is degraded into a mob. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
588:The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
589: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,
590: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,
591:No conjunction can possibly occur, however fearful, however tremendous it may appear, from which a man by his own energy may not extricate himself, as a mariner by the rattling of his cannon can dissipate the impending waterspout. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
592:If the history of England be ever written by one who has the knowledge and the courage,-and both qualities are equally requisite for the undertaking, - the world will be more astonished than when reading the Roman annals by Niebuhr. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
593:I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth. But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
594:The difference between talent and genius is this: while the former usually develops some special branch of our faculties, the latter commands them all. When the former is combined with tact, it is often more than a match for the latter. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
595:"As for that," said Waldenshare, "sensible men are all of the same religion." "Pray what is that?" inquired the Prince. "Sensible men never tell." ~ Benjamin Disraeli, Endymion (1880), Chapter LXXXI. Borrowed from Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (Lord Shaftesbury),
596: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,
597: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,
598:I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
599:Popular privileges are consistent with a state of society in which there is great inequality of position. Democratic rights, on the contrary, demand that there should be equality of condition as the fundamental basis of the society they regulate. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
600:A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
601:The constitution of England is not a paper constitution. It is an aggregate of institutions, many of them founded merely upon prescription, some of them fortified by muniments, but all of them the fruit and experience of an ancient and illustrious people. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
602:The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
603: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 one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character or illustrates an existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
604:The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. It was not granted by monarchs, it was not gained for us by aristocracies; but it sprang from the people, and, with an immortal instinct, it has always worked for the people. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
605:Generally speaking, among sensible persons, it would seem that a rich man deems that friend a sincere one who does not want to borrow his money; while, among the less favored with fortune's gifts, the sincere friend is generally esteemed to be the individual who is ready to lend it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
606:Some will read only old books, as if there were no valuable truths to be discovered in modern publications: others will only read new books, as if some valuable truths are not among the old. Some will not read a book because they know the author: others . . . would also read the man. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
607:Rothschild is the Lord and Master of the money markets of the world, and of course virtually Lord and Master of everything else. He literally held the revenues of Southern Italy in pawn, and Monarchs and Ministers of all countries courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
608:Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
609:In all church discussions we are apt to forget the second Testament is avowedly only a supplement. Jesus came to complete the law and the prophets. Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing. Christianity is incomprehensible without Judaism, as Judaism is incomplete without Christianity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
610:It is useless to deny, and impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe, the whole of Italy and France, and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries - is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superfices of the Earth are being covered with railroads. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
611:In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of cooperation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbour. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
612:In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of cooperation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes;; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbour. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
613:In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of cooperation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbours. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbour. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
614:I was told, continued Egremont, that an impassable gulf divided the Rich from the Poor; I was told that the Privileged and the People formed Two Nations, governed by different laws, influenced by different manners, with no thoughts or sympathies in common; with an innate inability of mutual comprehension. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
615:The first favourite was never heard of, the second favourite was never seen after the distance post, all the ten-to-oners were in the rear, and a dark horse which had never been thought of, and which the careless St. James had never even observed in the list, rushed past the grand stand in sweeping triumph. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
616:Posterity will do justice to that unprincipled maniac Gladstone - extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition; and with one commanding characteristic - whether Prime Minister or Leader of the Opposition, whether preaching, praying, speechifying or scribbling - never a gentleman. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
617:I look upon parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly one most suited to England. But without the discipline of political connection, animated by the principle of private honor, I feel certain that a popular assembly would sink before the power or the corruption of a minister. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
618:England is a domestic country. Here the home is revered and the hearth sacred. The nation is represented by a family,--the Royal family,--and if that family is educated with a sense of responsibility and a sentiment of public duty, it is difficult to exaggerate the salutary influence it may exercise over a nation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
619:And it is a singular truth that, though a man may shake off national habits, accent, manner of thinking, style of dress,--though he may become perfectly identified with another nation, and speak its language well, perhaps better than his own,--yet never can he succeed in changing his handwriting to a foreign style. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
620:That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
621:Under this roof are the heads of the family of Rothschild - a name famous in every capital of Europe and every division of the globe. If you like, we shall divide the United States into two parts, one for you, James [Rothschild], and one for you, Lionel [Rothschild]. Napoleon will do exactly and all that I shall advise him. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
622:No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves. . . Language and religion do not make a race--there is only one thing which makes a race, and that is blood. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
623:The poor are very well off, at least the agricultural poor, very well off indeed. Their incomes are certain, that is a great point, and they have no cares, no anxieties; they always have a resource, they always have the House. People without cares do not require as much food as those whose life entails anxieties. See how long they live! ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
624:You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government. I say, you can have no Parliamentary government if you have no party government; and, therefore, when gentlemen denounce party government, they strike at the scheme of government which, in my opinion, has made this country great, and which I hope will keep it great. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
625:What is wanted in architecture, as in so many things, is a man. ... One suggestion might be made-no profession in England has done its duty until it has furnished a victim. ... Even our boasted navy never achieved a great victory until we shot an admiral. Suppose an architect were hanged? Terror has its inspiration, as well as competition. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
626:It is a great mistake to suppose that bribery and corruption, although they may be very convenient for gratifying the ambition or the vanity of individuals, have any great effect upon the fortunes or the power of parties. And it is a great mistake to suppose that bribery and corruption are means by which power can either be ob-tained or retained. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
627:Peru has had a Japanese president (Alberto Fujimori). Britain had a Jewish prime minister, all of whose grandparents were born in Italy (Benjamin Disraeli). No one calls these countries “nations of immigrants.” America has never had a president who wasn’t, at least in part, of British ancestry, but people still babble that we’re a nation of immigrants. ~ Ann Coulter,
628:What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern: the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful. Instead of the city of the Violet Crown, a Lancashire village has expanded into a mighty region of factories and warehouses. Yet, rightly understood, Manchester is as great a human exploit; as Athens. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
629:Taste, when once obtained, may be said to be no acquiring faculty, and must remain stationary; but knowledge is of perpetual growth and has infinite demands. Taste, like an artificial canal, winds through a beautiful country, but its borders are confined and its term is limited. Knowledge navigates the ocean, and is perpetually on voyages of discovery. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
630:The Greeks adored their gods by the simple compliment of kissing their hands; and the Romans were treated as atheists if they would not perform the same act when they entered a temple. This custom, however, as a religious ceremony declined with paganism,but was continued as a salutation by inferiors to their superiors, or as a token of esteem among friends. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
631:Generally speaking, all the great events have been distorted, most of the important causes concealed, some of the principal characters never appear, and all who figure are so misunderstood and misrepresented, that the result is a complete mystification, and the perusal of the narrative about as profitable as reading the Republic of Plato or the Utopia if More. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
632:Coquettes are, but too rare. It is a career that requires great abilities, infinite pains, a gay and airy spirit. 'T is the coquette who provides all the amusements,--suggests the riding-party, plans the picnic, gives and guesses charades, acts them. She is the stirring element amid the heavy congeries of social atoms,--the soul of the house, the salt of the banquet. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
633:Man is created for a purpose; the object of his existence is to perfect himself. Man is imperfect by nature, because if nature had made him perfect he would have had no wants; and it is only by supplying his wants that utility can be developed. The development of utility is therefore the object of our being, and the attainment of this great end the cause of our existence. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
634:No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
635:You have despoiled churches. You have threatened every corporation and endowment in the country. You have examined into everybodys affairs. You have criticised every profession and vexed every trade. No one is certain of his property, and nobody knows what duties he may have to perform to-morrow. This is the policy of confiscation as compared with that of concurrent endowment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
636: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; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws . . . . THE RICH AND THE POOR. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
637:It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
638:You know, all is development. The principle is perpetually going on. First, there was nothing, then there was something; then-I forget the next-I think there were shells, then fishes; then we came-let me see-did we come next? Never mind that; we came at last. And at the next change there will be something very superior to us-something with wings. Ah! That's it: we were fishes, and I believe we shall be crows. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
639:It has been said that the people of this country are deeply interested in the humanitarian and philanthropic considerations involved in [the Eastern Question]. All must appreciate such feelings. But I am mistaken if there be not a yet deeper sentiment on the part of the people of this country, one with which I cannot doubt your lordships will ever sympathise, and that is - the determination to maintain the Empire of England. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
640:This is to be observed of the Bishop of London, that, though apparently of a spirit somewhat austere, there is in his idiosyncrasy a strange fund of enthusiasm, a quality which ought never to be possessed by an Archbishop of Canterbury, or a Prime Minister of England. The Bishop of London sympathies with everything that is earnest; but what is earnest is not always true; on the contrary error is often more earnest than truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
641:This is the third time that, in the course of six years, during which I have had the lead of the Opposition in the House of Commons, I have stormed the Treasury Benches: twice, fruitlessly, the third time with a tin kettle to my tail which rendered the race hopeless. You cannot, therefore, be surprised, that I am a little wearied of these barren victories, which like Alma, Inkerman, and Balaclava, may be glorious but are certainly nothing more. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
642:The messenger from the Republics of the West now prostrated himself before the Statue. He informed it that two parties had, unfortunately, broken out in these countries, and threatened their speedy dissolution; that one party maintained that all human government originated in the wants of man; while the other party asserted that it originated in the desires of man. That these factions had become so violent and so universal that public business was altogether stopped, ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
643:How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
644:Why, I say, that to tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection; it is plunder, and I entirely disclaim it; but I ask you to protect the rights and interests of labour generally in the first place, by allowing no free imports from countries which meet you with countervailing duties; and, in the second place, with respect to agricultural produce, to compensate the soil for the burdens from which other classes are free by an equivalent duty. This is my view of what is called "protection." ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
645:For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
646:If you establish a democracy, you must in due time reap the fruits of a democracy. You will in due season have great impatience of public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
647:When Benjamin Disraeli spoke of the 'two nations' in Britain he was perfectly right, only the working classes were not exactly a nation. But the gap in behavioral standards and in outlook, and of course in standards of living, were enormous. And in course of time, at least in countries such as Britain, the working classes more or less adopted and have become assimilated to the standards of the so-called 'gentle' classes. That is assimilation.The working class has hardly been able to govern, but they are no longer outsiders in relation to the state as they were before. ~ Norbert Elias,
648:IN THE TORRID London summer of 1886, William Gladstone was up against Benjamin Disraeli for the post of prime minister of the United Kingdom. This was the Victorian era, so whoever won was going to rule half the world. In the very last week before the election, both men happened to take the same young woman out to dinner. Naturally, the press asked her what impressions the rivals had made. She said, “After dining with Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest person in England. But after dining with Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest person in England.” Guess who won the election? It was the man who made others feel intelligent, impressive, and fascinating: Benjamin Disraeli. ~ Olivia Fox Cabane,
649:In 1872, Lubbock learned from a rector in rural Wiltshire that a big chunk of Avebury, an ancient circle of stones considerably larger than Stonehenge (though not so picturesquely composed), was about to be cleared away for new housing. Lubbock bought the threatened land, along with two other ancient monuments nearby, West Kennett Long Barrow and Silbury Hill (an enormous manmade mound—the largest in Europe), but clearly he couldn’t protect every worthy thing that grew threatened, so he began to press for legislation to safeguard historic treasures. Realizing this ambition was not nearly as straightforward as common sense would suggest it ought to be, because the ruling Tories under Benjamin Disraeli saw it as an egregious assault on property rights. The idea of giving a government functionary the right to come onto the land of a person of superior caste and start telling him how to manage his estate was preposterous—outrageous. Lubbock persevered, however, and in 1882, under the new Liberal government of William Ewart Gladstone, he managed to push through Parliament the Ancient Monuments Protection Act—a landmark piece of legislation if ever there was one. Because ~ Bill Bryson,

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The noun benjamin disraeli has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)
              
1. Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield ::: (British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881))


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Sense 1
Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield
   INSTANCE OF=> statesman, solon, national leader
     => politician, politico, pol, political leader
       => leader
         => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
           => organism, being
             => living thing, animate thing
               => whole, unit
                 => object, physical object
                   => physical entity
                     => entity
           => causal agent, cause, causal agency
             => physical entity
               => entity


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Sense 1
Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield
   INSTANCE OF=> statesman, solon, national leader




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Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield
  -> statesman, solon, national leader
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