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Summary

Benjamin Disraeli was a famous Statesman from United Kingdom, who lived between December 21, 1804 and April 19, 1881. He became 76 years old.

Biography

He was a member of the British government for three decades and was Britain's prime minister in 1868 and between 1874 and 1880. In addition, he was finance minister. In 1846 he founded the modern conservative party, originating in the old Tory party from the 1700s.

Disraeli was of Jewish descent with a father from Italy, but was baptized in the Anglican church at a young age. He was also known as the "bit rate in Downing Street", and was author of a series of romantic novels. Disraeli began as a radical, but ended as a real conservative politician. Queen Victoria was a big supporter of Disraeli, and vice versa. The friendship began when Disraeli became finance minister. It was Disraeli who persuaded Queen Victoria to be appointed as the Empress of India. The great political rival Disraeli was William Ewart Gladstone. Both are known as the founders of modern British politics. Disraeli was an unbridled imperialist, and expanded the British Empire more than any other British politician. He also conducted a number of social and political reforms.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 114 quotes who is written / told by Benjamin, under the main topics: Happiness, Change, History, Power, Success.

Related authors: Queen Victoria

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Disraeli

Famous quotes by Benjamin Disraeli (114)


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"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action"
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"In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable"
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"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds"
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"Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power"
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"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"
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"Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure"
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"The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven"
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"The secret of success is constancy to purpose"
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"Never complain and never explain"
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"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"
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"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"
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"You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life"
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"You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men"
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"To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder"
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"To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them"
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"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations"
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"Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours"
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"The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern"
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"The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation"
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"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness"
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"Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others"
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"Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools"
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"No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"It is easier to be critical than correct"
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"Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life"
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"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"
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"Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent"
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"Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed"
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"Change is inevitable. Change is constant"
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"Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones"
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"Assassination has never changed the history of the world"
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"As for our majority... one is enough"
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"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information"
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"An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children"
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"Almost everything that is great has been done by youth"
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"Adventures are to the adventurous"
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"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning"
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"A precedent embalms a principle"
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"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"
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"A majority is always better than the best repartee"
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"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"
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"A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance"
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"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy"
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"Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe"
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"Man is only great when he acts from passion"
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"Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter"
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"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"
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"London is a roost for every bird"
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"London is a modern Babylon"
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"Little things affect little minds"
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"If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory"
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"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"
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"I say that justice is truth in action"
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"I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget"
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"I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?"
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"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"
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"I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded"
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"I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best"
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"Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel"
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"Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm"
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"Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful"
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"Duty cannot exist without faith"
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"Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius"
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"Despair is the conclusion of fools"
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"Damn your principles! Stick to your party"
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"Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke"
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"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"
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"William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect"
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"Where knowledge ends, religion begins"
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"When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world"
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"What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens"
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"What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth"
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"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets"
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"We moralize among ruins"
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"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"
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"We cannot learn men from books"
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"We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end"
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"There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations"
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"There is no index of character so sure as the voice"
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"There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice"
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"There is no gambling like politics"
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"There is no education like adversity"
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"There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour"
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"There is moderation even in excess"
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"There can be economy only where there is efficiency"
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics"
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"The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity"
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"The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble"
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"The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation"
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"The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world"
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"The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy"
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"The more you are talked about the less powerful you are"
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"The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do"
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"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend"
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"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own"
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"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"
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"The fool wonders, the wise man asks"
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"Silence is the mother of truth"
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"Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning"
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"Real politics are the possession and distribution of power"
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"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory"
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"Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People"
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"Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation"
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"One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes"
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"Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes"
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"Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard"
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"Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him"
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"My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me"
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"Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet"
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"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"
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"Diligence is the mother of good fortune"


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