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Quotations by author » Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881
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Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
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Fear makes us feel our humanity.
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Finality is not the language of politics.
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For life in general, there is but one decree; youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret
LifeYouth
Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others
Mind
Genius, when young, is divine.
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Great countries are those that produce great people.
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Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
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Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life
Grief
Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.
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He has not one single redeeming defect
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He has to learn that petulance is no sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective
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He is a great master of gibes and flouts and jeers
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He is a self-made man, very much in love with his creator.
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He made his conscience not his guide but his accomplice
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He traces the steam engine all the way back to the tea kettle.
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He traces the steam train always back to the kettle
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He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
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He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead.
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His Christianity was muscular
Christianity
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