Benjamin Disraeli Quotes & Wallpapers

Benjamin Disraeli
Total Quotes: 686


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

News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class; publication and not news. Benjamin Disraeli

As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it. Benjamin Disraeli

I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth. But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity. Benjamin Disraeli

It shows you exactly how a star is formed; nothing else can be so pretty! A cluster of vapor, the cream of the milky way, a sort of celestial cheese, churned into light. Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. Benjamin Disraeli

Here's to the man who rode the race, who took the time, who kept the time, and who did the trick. Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. My friend, remember that when you do so you apologize for truth. Benjamin Disraeli

Wherever is found what is called a paternal government was found a State education. It had been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience was to commence tyranny in the nursery. Benjamin Disraeli

A parsimony of words prodigal of sense. Benjamin Disraeli

We are now in want of an art to teach how books are to be read rather than to read them. Such an art is practicable. Benjamin Disraeli

The enterprise of America precedes that of Europe, as the industry of England precedes that of the rest of Europe. Benjamin Disraeli

Man is more powerful than matter. Benjamin Disraeli

Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. Benjamin Disraeli

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. Benjamin Disraeli

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

We can know nothing of humankind without knowing something of ourselves. Self-knowledge is the property of those people whose passions have their full play, but who ponder over their results. Benjamin Disraeli

Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. Benjamin Disraeli

If you wish to be great, you must give men new ideas, you must teach them new words, you must modify their manners, you must change their laws, you must root out prejudices, subvert convictions. Greatness no longer depends on rentals: the world is too rich; nor on pedigrees: the world is too knowing. Benjamin Disraeli

Speech in the House of Commons (11 April 1845). Benjamin Disraeli

I entirely differ with the Government as to the value of precedents. In this case, as in others, precedents are not mere dusty phrases, which do not substantially affect the question before us. A precedent embalms a principle. Benjamin Disraeli

That is an apology, not an explanation; and apologies only account for that which they do not alter. Benjamin Disraeli

As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. 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 fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: "Adventures are to the adventurous." Benjamin Disraeli

Destiny bears us to our lot, and destiny is perhaps our own will. Benjamin Disraeli

I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. Benjamin Disraeli

Luck is what a capricious man believes in. Benjamin Disraeli

Departure should be sudden. Benjamin Disraeli

Assassination has never changed the history of the world. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Without tact you can learn nothing. Benjamin Disraeli

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. Benjamin Disraeli

We moralize among ruins. Benjamin Disraeli

Duty cannot exist without faith. Benjamin Disraeli

The gondola of London [a hansom]. Benjamin Disraeli

I have lived long enough to know that the evening glow of love has its own riches and splendour. Benjamin Disraeli

What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment. Benjamin Disraeli

You have proved it is a very moral habit. Benjamin Disraeli

Conservatism... offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. Benjamin Disraeli

Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief. Benjamin Disraeli

I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. Benjamin Disraeli

The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish. Benjamin Disraeli

It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other. Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

All my successes have been built on my failures. Benjamin Disraeli

Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation. Benjamin Disraeli

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing. Benjamin Disraeli

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no hearts. Benjamin Disraeli

It is much easier to be critical that to be correct. Benjamin Disraeli

More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce. Benjamin Disraeli

We are taught words, not ideas. Benjamin Disraeli

The unfortunate are always egotistical. Benjamin Disraeli

Quit the world, and the world forgets you. Benjamin Disraeli

Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor. Benjamin Disraeli

To a mother, a child is everything; but to a child, a parent is only a link in the chain of her existence. Benjamin Disraeli

A man's fate is his own temper; and according to that will be his opinion as to the particular manner in which the course of events is regulated. A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. Benjamin Disraeli

The age does not believe in great men, because it does not possess any. Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness is only to be found in a recurrence to the principles of human nature; and these will prompt very simple measures. Benjamin Disraeli

As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this. Benjamin Disraeli

You must not contrast too strongly the hours of courtship with the years of possession. Benjamin Disraeli

For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering. Benjamin Disraeli

My idea of an acceptable person is someone that is ready to accept my ideas. Benjamin Disraeli

Propriety of manners, and consideration for others, are the two main characteristics of a gentleman. Benjamin Disraeli

A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. Benjamin Disraeli

Modern science has vindicated the natural equality of man. Benjamin Disraeli

There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident. Benjamin Disraeli

The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age. Benjamin Disraeli



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