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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.

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.

A majority is always better than the best repartee.

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.

A precedent embalms a principle.

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

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

Adventures are to the adventurous.

Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.

An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

As for our majority... one is enough.

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

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

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.

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

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

Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.