Benjamin Disraeli

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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Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.Rate it:
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.Rate it:
Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than what you think.Rate it:
Nurture your mind with great thoughts.Rate it:
Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.Rate it:
Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle Old Age a regret.Rate it:
Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with the facts but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.Rate it:
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Every great decision creates ripples--like a huge boulder dropped in a lake. The ripples merge, rebound off the banks in unforseeable ways. The heavier the decision, the larger the waves, the more uncertain the consequences.Rate it:
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.Rate it:
I must follow the people. Am I not their leaderRate it:
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.Rate it:
A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Self-knowledge is the property of that man whose passions have their full play, but who ponders over their results.Rate it:
A man who loses his money, gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.Rate it:
A precedent embalms a principle.Rate it:
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.Rate it:
As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.Rate it:
As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.Rate it:
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.Rate it:
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.Rate it:
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.Rate it:
Fear makes us feel our humanity.Rate it:
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.Rate it:
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.Rate it:
He is a self-made man, very much in love with his creator.Rate it:
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 of the prejudices of the few.Rate it:
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.Rate it:
I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.Rate it:
I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Ignorance never settles a question.Rate it:
Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.Rate it:
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.Rate it:
It is easier to be critical than correct.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.Rate it:
It is well-known what a middleman is he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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 fervor.Rate it:
Little things affect little minds.Rate it:
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.Rate it:
Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.Rate it:
Mediocrity can talk but it is for genius to observe.Rate it:
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.Rate it:
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.Rate it:
Never complain and never explain.Rate it:
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.Rate it:
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.Rate it:
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.Rate it:
Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.Rate it:
Nurture your mind with great thoughts to believe in the heroic makes heroes.Rate it:
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, For you will never go any higher that you think...Rate it:
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.Rate it:
Said Waldershare, 'Sensible men are all of the same religion.' 'And pray what is that' ... 'Sensible men never tell.'Rate it:
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.Rate it:
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.Rate it:
Success is the child of audacity.Rate it:
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.Rate it:
That we may live to see England once more possess a free Monarchy and a privileged and prosperous People, is my Prayer; that these great consequences can only be brought about by the energy and devotion of our Youth is my persuasion. 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.Rate it:
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.Rate it:
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.Rate it:
The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.Rate it:
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.Rate it:
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.Rate it:
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.Rate it:
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.Rate it:
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.Rate it:
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.Rate it:
The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.Rate it:
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.Rate it:
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.Rate it:
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.Rate it:
There are three kinds of lies lies, damned lies, and statistics.Rate it:
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.Rate it:
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.Rate it:
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.Rate it:
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.Rate it:
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.Rate it:
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.Rate it:
We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be 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.Rate it:
We make our fortunes and call them fate.Rate it:
What we anticipate seldom occurs what we least expected generally happens.Rate it:
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.Rate it:
When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.Rate it:
When men are pure, laws are useless when men are corrupt, laws are broken.Rate it:
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.Rate it:
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.Rate it:
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.Rate it:

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