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88 Benjamin Disraeli Quotes on Life (REMARKABLE)

Top 22 Most Famous Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Also read: Travel Quotes
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.
Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.
Never complain and never explain.
Never complain and never explain.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

66 Best Benjamin Disraeli Quotes on Life, Politics, and Religion

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Never take anything for granted.
Never take anything for granted.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
There is no education like adversity.
There is no education like adversity.
In a progressive country, change is constant… change is inevitable.
In a progressive country, change is constant… change is inevitable.
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
The secret to success is constancy of purpose.
The secret to success is constancy of purpose.
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.
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.
Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you.
Sir, I shall not defeat you – I shall transcend you.
Little things affect little minds.
Little things affect little minds.
We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.
We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.
Read no history-nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Read no history-nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
The greatest of all evils is a weak government
The greatest of all evils is a weak government
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
As a rule, man is a fool. When it's hot, he wants it cool; When its cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting, what is not.
As a rule, man is a fool. When it’s hot, he wants it cool; When its cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting, what is not.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.
What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.
Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.
Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.”

Benjamin Disraeli
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
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.
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.
Silence is the mother of truth.
Silence is the mother of truth.
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
A great thing is a great book; but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man.
A great thing is a great book; but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Ignorance never settles a question.
Ignorance never settles a question.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
He who gains time gains everything.
He who gains time gains everything.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Books are companions even if you don't open them.
Books are companions even if you don’t open them.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments, or despise them.
To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments, or despise them.
All my successes have been built on my failures.
All my successes have been built on my failures.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.
What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.
Success is the child of audacity.
Success is the child of audacity.
If you don't believe in magic, then you can't believe in reality.
If you don’t believe in magic, then you can’t believe in reality.

Benjamin Disraeli Short Biography

Born on 20 February 1874 in Bloomsbury – a location within greater London, Benjamin Disraeli (In full: Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, Viscount Hughenden of Hughenden), was a British statesman (politician of the Conservative Party) and novelist who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1868, 1874–1880.

Disraeli was the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish birth.

Early in his life, Benjamin Disraeli was left heavily in debt after his failed business ventures which led to four ‘griefing years.’

After this, he decided to pursue a political career which results in four defeats before being elected as Tory candidate for Maidstone in 1837.

Disreali soon established himself as a compelling speaker and played a critical role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party.

He is remembered for his influential voice and his political battles against the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone.

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