Benjamin Disraeli Quotes
A precedent embalms a principle.
As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
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.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet.
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.
Ignorance never settles a question.
In a progressive country change is constant; …change… is inevitable.
Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
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.
Justice is truth in action.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about 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.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.