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Quotations by author » Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881
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Amusement to an observing mind is study.
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An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children
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An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen.
Country
An obedient wife commands her husband
Wives
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
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As a rule, he -or she- who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
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As for our majority... one is enough.
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Assassination has never changed the history of the world
AssassinationHistory
At the present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statements, but by capitalists
Peace
Be amusing, never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
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Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
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Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Books
Books are the curse of the human race
Books
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
Day
Candor is the brightest gem of criticism
Frankness
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
Change
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
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Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing
Christianity
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
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Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.
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