Benjamin Disraeli quotes

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“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

 

 

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. ”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Sir, I shall not defeat you – I shall transcend you.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“The secret to success is constancy of purpose.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Little things affect little minds.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“When I want to read a novel, I write one.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“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

 

 

“The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Everything comes if a man will only wait.”
― Benjamin Disraeli, Tancred

 

 

“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

 

 

“The expected always happens”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“A canter is the cure for all evil.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Do not read history. Read biography for it is life without theory.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Life is too short to be little.”
― Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby, or, The New Generation

 

 

“Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“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

 

 

“As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Ignorance never settles a question.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Silence is the mother of truth.”
― Disraeli

 

 

“What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”
― Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield

 

 

“Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

“What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.”
― Benjamin Disraeli

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