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

  All my successes have been built on my failures.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Success is the child of Audacity.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Change is inevitable. Change is constant.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  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.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  The fool wonders, the wise man asks.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Little things affect little minds.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Despair is the conclusion of fools.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The secret to success is constancy of purpose.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Travel teaches tolerance.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  You will never go higher than your thinking.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  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
  

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

  Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the next important thing is to know when to forego an advantage.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  London is a modern Babylon.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Do not read history. Read biography for it is life without theory.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  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.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  A majority is always the best repartee.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

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

  Great countries are those that produce great people.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Where knowledge ends, religion begins.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Justice is truth in action.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  There is no education like adversity.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  When I want to read a novel, I write one.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Life is not dated merely by years. Events are sometimes the best calendars.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Change is inevitable. Change is constant.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The fool wonders, the wise man asks.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  All my successes have been built on my failures.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Where knowledge ends, religion begins.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

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

  There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the next important thing is to know when to forego an advantage.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  There is no education like adversity.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  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.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  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.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  London is a modern Babylon.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The secret to success is constancy of purpose.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: 'Adventures are to the adventurous  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

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

  The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Silence is the mother of truth.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

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

  Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Youth is the trustee of prosperity.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Travel teaches toleration.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  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
  

  Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli