149 "Benjamin Disraeli" Quotes And Sayings

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (9 December 1804 – 27 January 1881) was a British politician and writer whose career spanned the reigns of four monarchs. He served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and twice as Chancellor of the Exchequer, initiating reform that laid the foundations of the modern welfare state. Disraeli is remembered for his political exploits, his literary works, and his extravagant dress. He fashions himself as an opponent of true socialism and an advocate of individualism.

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are...
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When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. Benjamin Disraeli
Most people die with their music still locked up inside...
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Most people die with their music still locked up inside them. Benjamin Disraeli
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you...
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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. Benjamin Disraeli
There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies,...
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There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli
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Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. Benjamin Disraeli
Silence is the mother of truth.
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Silence is the mother of truth. Benjamin Disraeli
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by...
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But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. Benjamin Disraeli
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction...
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Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. Benjamin Disraeli
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is...
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The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. Benjamin Disraeli
The secret to success is constancy of purpose.
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The secret to success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success in life is for a man...
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The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli
The European talks of progress because by the aid of...
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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
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
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When I want to read a novel, I write one. Benjamin Disraeli
Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend...
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Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you. Benjamin Disraeli
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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
In politics, nothing is contemptible.
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In politics, nothing is contemptible. Benjamin Disraeli
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I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? Benjamin Disraeli
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Read no history--nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. Benjamin Disraeli
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Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli
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The canter is a cure for every evil. Benjamin Disraeli