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Quotations by author » Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881
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Some people exclaim, "Give me no anecdotes of an author, but give me his works," and yet I have often found that the anecdotes are more interesting than the works
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Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
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Success is the child of audacity.
Success
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
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Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
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Talk to people about themselves, talk to people about themselcs and they will listen for hours
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Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
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That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.
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The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.
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The art of quotation requires more delicacy in the practice than those conceived who could see nothing more in a quotation than an extract
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The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
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The blue ribbon of the turf.
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The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity
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The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
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The Continent will not suffer England to be the workshop of the world.
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The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age
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The devil is the author of confusion
Evil
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.
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The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance
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The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth
Disappointment
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