Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

Certainly Manchester is the most wonderful city of modem times.
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There are three types of lies
lies, damn lies, and statistics.

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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.

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Everything comes if a man will only wait.

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Do not read history. Read biography for it is life without theory.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.

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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.

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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.

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

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Without tact you can learn nothing.

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The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

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Great men never require experience.

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I rather like bad wine; one gets so bored with good wine.

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I pride myself in recognizing and upholding ability in every party and wherever I meet it.

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The gondola of London [a hansom].

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Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing.

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Departure should be sudden.

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You know, all is development. The principle is perpetually going on. First, there was nothing, then there was something; then-I forget the next-I think there were shells, then fishes; then we came-let me see-did we come next? Never mind that; we came at last. And at the next change there will be something very superior to us-something with wings. Ah! That's it: we were fishes, and I believe we shall be crows.

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Why should one say that the machine does not live? It breathes, for its breath forms the atmosphere of some towns.

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A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.

— Benjamin Disraeli

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