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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

About Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli

Life: 1804 - 1881

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Politician;

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (born Benjamin D'Israeli; 21 December 1804-19 April 1881) was a British Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister-the first and thus far only person of Jewish parentage to do so (although Disraeli was baptised in the Anglican Church at 13). Disraeli's most lasting achievement was the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

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Quotations

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is consistency of purpose.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

- 1844

When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

- Lothair, 1870


The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Amusement to an observing mind is study.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

~ 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

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

There is no wisdom like frankness.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

In a progressive country change is constant ... change ... is inevitable.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.

~ 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

If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

I never refuse. I contradict. I sometimes forget.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy.

~ 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

Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

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