Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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

By: Benjamin Disraeli

London is a roost for every bird... view

By: 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... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Never complain and never explain... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Nationality is the miracle of political independence.. view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Never take anything for granted... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Man is only great when he acts from passion... view

By: 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... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

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

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

That fatal drollery called a representative government... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

In a progressive country change is constant.. view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Success is the child of audacity... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

London is a modern Babylon... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

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

By: Benjamin Disraeli

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

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

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

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Genius, when young, is divine... view

By: 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... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

He was distinguished for ignorance.. view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

Great countries are those that produce great people... view

By: Benjamin Disraeli

I repeat... that all power is a trust.. view

By: Benjamin Disraeli