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Quotations by author » Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881
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O Music! Miraculous art! A blast of thy trumpet and millions rush forward to die; a peal of thy organ and uncounted nations sink down to pray
ArtMusic
Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
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One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
HelpfulnessHonestySincerity
One should conquer the world, not to enthrone a man, but an idea, for ideas exist forever.
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Otto von Bismarck: The Germans have just bought a new country in Africa where Jews and pigs will be tolerated.
Benjamin Disraeli: Fortunately, we are both here (in England).
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Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius
Patience
Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd
PerseveranceTact
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
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Power has only one duty -to secure the social welfare of the People.
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Pray remember, Mr Dean, no dogma, no Dean.
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Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing
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Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman
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Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.
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Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
History
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
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Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident in it
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Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much are the three pillars of learning.
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Silence is the mother of truth.
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Sir, I say that justice is truth in action
Justice
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