Famous Quotes By Benjamin Disraeli

Famous Quotes Benjamin Disraeli
Famous Quotes Benjamin Disraeli
  1. A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
  2. 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.
  3. A majority is always better than the best repartee.
  4. 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.
  5. A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
  6. Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
  7. Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
  8. As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
  9. Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
  10. Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
  11. Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
  12. Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
  13. Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
  14. 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.
  15. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
  16. Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
  17. Duty cannot exist without faith.
  18. Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
  19. 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.
  20. Fear makes us feel our humanity.
  21. Finality is not the language of politics.
  22. Great countries are those that produce great people.
  23. I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
  24. 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.
  25. I say that justice is truth in action.
  26. 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.
  27. In a progressive country change is constant change is inevitable.
  28. In politics nothing is contemptible.
  29. It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
  30. Justice is truth in action.
  31. 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.
  32. Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
  33. Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
  34. Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
  35. Man is only great when he acts from passion.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
  39. Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
  40. Never complain and never explain.
  41. No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
  42. No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
  43. Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
  44. One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
  45. Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
  46. Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
  47. Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
  48. Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
  49. Silence is the mother of truth.
  50. Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
  51. Success is the child of audacity.
  52. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
  53. Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
  54. That fatal drollery called a representative government.
  55. The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
  56. The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
  57. The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
  58. The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
  59. The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
  60. The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
  61. The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
  62. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
  63. The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
  64. The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
  65. The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.
  66. The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
  67. The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
  68. There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable for in politics there is no honour.
  69. There is no education like adversity.
  70. There is no gambling like politics.
  71. There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
  72. Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
  73. Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
  74. To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
  75. Travel teaches toleration.
  76. 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.
  77. Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
  78. War is never a solution it is an aggravation.
  79. We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
  80. We cannot learn men from books.
  81. 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.
  82. What is earnest is not always true on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.
  83. Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
  84. 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.
  85. You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
  86. You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
  87. Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
  88. Youth is the trustee of prosperity.

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