Benjamin Disraeli Quotes (113 quotations)

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1. A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. - Benjamin Disraeli

2. A majority is always better than the best repartee. - Benjamin Disraeli

3. 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. - Benjamin Disraeli

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. - Benjamin Disraeli

5. A precedent embalms a principle. - Benjamin Disraeli

6. A sound Conservative government,' said Taper, musingly. 'I understand: Tory men and Whig measures.' - Benjamin Disraeli

7. Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli

8. An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children. - Benjamin Disraeli

9. An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen. - Benjamin Disraeli

10. As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. - Benjamin Disraeli

11. As for our majorityÉ one is enough. - Benjamin Disraeli

12. Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones. - Benjamin Disraeli

13. 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

14. Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

16. Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant. - Benjamin Disraeli

17. 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

18. 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

19. Damn your principles! Stick to your party. - Benjamin Disraeli

20. Diligence is the mother of good fortune. - Benjamin Disraeli

21. Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. - Benjamin Disraeli

22. Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. - Benjamin Disraeli

23. Fear makes us feel our humanity. - Benjamin Disraeli

24. Finality is not the language of politics. - Benjamin Disraeli

25. Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. - Benjamin Disraeli

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