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There are three types of lies -
by Benjamin Disraeli

There are three types of lies -
lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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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

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

 

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- 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 heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Circumstances are beyond human control,
but our conduct is in our own power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember,
and remember more than I have seen.
- Benjamin Disraeli

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of
Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I must follow the people.
Am I not their leader?
- Benjamin Disraeli

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Change is inevitable.
Change is constant.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take
when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Genius, when young, is divine.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Through perseverance many people win success out of
what seemed destined to be certain failure.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest good you can do for another is not just
to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Taking a new step, uttering a new word,
is what people fear most.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I never deny.
I never contradict.
I sometimes forget.
- Benjamin Disraeli

To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection:
it is plunder.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word:
dissimulation.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity,
the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Fame and power are the objects of all men.
Even their partial fruition is gained by very few;
and that,
too, at the expense of social pleasure,
health, conscience, life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Finality is not the language of politics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle,
Old Age a regret.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A precedent embalms a principle.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

There are three kinds of lies: lies,
damned lies,
and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Little things affect little minds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A University should be a place of light,
of liberty, and of learning.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and
the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The health of the people is really the foundation upon
which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is moderation even in excess.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Never take anything for granted.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Teach us that wealth is not elegance,
that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You will find as you grow older that courage is the
rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I say that justice is truth in action.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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