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Quotes by benjamin disraeli - (83 quotes)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Activity category:

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Adventure category:

Adventures are to the adventurous. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Aging category:

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Amusement category:

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Anticipation category:

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Appreciation category:

Never take anything for granted. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Books category:

A book may be as great a thing as a battle. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Books category:

When I want to read a good book, I write one. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Boredom category:

Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Change category:

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Character category:

There is no index of character so sure as the voice. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Complaining category:

Never complain and never explain. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Conviction category:

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. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Criticism category:

It is much easier to be critical than correct. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Criticism category:

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Critics category:

Critics are those who have failed in literature and art. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Danger category:

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Desperation category:

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Destiny category:

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Disappointment category:

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Education category:

There is no education like adversity. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Efficiency category:

There can be economy only where there is efficiency. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Effort category:

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Emotion category:

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Enthusiasm category:

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Experience category:

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. We cannot learn from books. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Faith category:

Duty cannot exist without faith. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Fashion category:

The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Fear category:

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Friendship category:

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Gender category:

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Genius category:

Genius, when young, is divine. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Goodness category:

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Gratitude category:

Thank you for the manuscript; I shall lose no time in reading it. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Greatness category:

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Importance category:

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Information category:

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Integrity category:

A precedent embalms a principle. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Intellect category:

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Knowledge category:

Without tact you can learn nothing. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Knowledge category:

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Leadership category:

To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Leisure category:

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Life category:

Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Listening category:

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Love category:

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Magic category:

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Moderation category:

There is moderation even in excess. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Morality category:

We moralize among ruins. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Nature category:

Nature is the art of God. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Nature category:

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Opportunity category:

We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Order category:

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Passion category:

Man is only great when he acts from passion. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Peace category:

War is never a solution; it is an aggravation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Perseverance category:

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Plagiarism category:

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Pleasure category:

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Politics category:

There is no gambling like politics. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Power category:

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Preparation category:

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Procrastination category:

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Prosperity category:

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Purpose category:

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Questions category:

The question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, am on the side of the angels. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Questions category:

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Quotations category:

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Religion category:

Where knowledge ends, religion begins. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Sadness category:

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. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Silence category:

When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Success category:

Success is the child of audacity. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Success category:

The secret of success in life is to be ready when your opportunity comes. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Suffering category:

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Symphony category:

When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Thought category:

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Time category:

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Timeliness category:

He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Travel category:

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Travel category:

Travel teaches toleration. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Truth category:

What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Words category:

I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar! (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Worry category:

Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Benjamin Disraeli - From the Writing category:

An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children. (Benjamin Disraeli)