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Quotations by author » Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881
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His shortcoming is his long staying.
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How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts.
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However gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity
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I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best
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I feel a very unusual sensation - if it's not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude
Gratitude
I had to prepare the mind of the country [for Reform], and . . . to educate our party.
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I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.
Men and Women
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
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I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
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I must follow the people
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I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Leadership
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
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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.
Power
I was told that the Privileged and the People formed Two Nations.
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I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.
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I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me
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If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
GriefSociety
If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune; and if anybody pulled him out, that I suppose would be a calamity.
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If it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change
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If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
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