Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

It is easier to be critical than correct. Benjamin Disraeli

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Never complain and never explain. Benjamin Disraeli

Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others. Benjamin Disraeli

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

There are exceptions to all rules, but it seldom answers to follow the advice of an opponent. Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime. Benjamin Disraeli

The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair. Benjamin Disraeli

There can be no economy where there is no efficiency. Benjamin Disraeli

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

We make our own fortunes and we call them fate. Benjamin Disraeli

My objection to Liberalism is this – that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind – namely, politics – of philosophical ideas instead of political principles. Benjamin Disraeli

It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. Benjamin Disraeli

He is a self-made man, very much in love with his creator. Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Apologies only account for that which they do not alter. Benjamin Disraeli

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. Benjamin Disraeli

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

A person’s fate is their own temper. Benjamin Disraeli

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

No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. 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

A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. Benjamin Disraeli (on Gladstone)

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Benjamin Disraeli

I am dead: dead, but in the Elysian fields. Benjamin Disraeli (on being elevated to the House of Lords)

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both. Benjamin Disraeli

If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune; and if anybody pulled him out, that I suppose would be a calamity. Benjamin Disraeli

In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbours. Benjamin Disraeli

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons. Benjamin Disraeli

London is a modern Babylon. Benjamin Disraeli

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

Assassination has never changed the history of the world. Benjamin Disraeli

Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli

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

Politics is nothing but organised opinion. Benjamin Disraeli

Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Benjamin Disraeli

The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity. Benjamin Disraeli

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. Benjamin Disraeli