Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS was a British politician and writer who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or “Tory democracy”. He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth.
Like All Great Travellers, I Have Seen More Than I Remember, And Remember More Than I Have Seen.
Nowadays, Manners Are Easy And Life Is Hard.
Assassination Has Never Changed The History Of The World.
Desperation Is Sometimes As Powerful An Inspirer As Genius.
Nine-tenths Of The Existing Books Are Nonsense And The Clever Books Are The Refutation Of That Nonsense.
There Is No Greater Index Of Character So Sure As The Voice.
A Consistent Soul Believes In Destiny, A Capricious One In Chance.
Duty Cannot Exist Without Faith.
Despair Is The Conclusion Of Fools.
Talk To A Man About Himself And He Will Listen For Hours.
There Is No Education Like Adversity.
Frank And Explicit - That Is The Right Line To Take When You Wish To Conceal Your Own Mind And Confuse The Minds Of Others.
To Be Conscious That You Are Ignorant Of The Facts Is A Great Step To Knowledge.
The Health Of The People Is Really The Foundation Upon Which All Their Happiness And All Their Powers As A State Depend.
Grief Is The Agony Of An Instant; The Indulgence Of Grief The Blunder Of A Life.
The Best Security For Civilization Is The Dwelling, And Upon Properly Appointed And Becoming Dwellings Depends, More Than Anything Else, The Improvement Of Mankind.
He Was Distinguished For Ignorance; For He Had Only One Idea, And That Was Wrong.
We Moralize Among Ruins.
Great Countries Are Those That Produce Great People.
The More You Are Talked About The Less Powerful You Are.
What Is Earnest Is Not Always True; On The Contrary, Error Is Often More Earnest Than Truth.
The Secret Of Success Is Constancy To Purpose.
Success Is The Child Of Audacity.
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.
The Youth Of A Nation Are The Trustees Of Posterity.
Increased Means And Increased Leisure Are The Two Civilizers Of Man.
Through Perseverance Many People Win Success Out Of What Seemed Destined To Be Certain Failure.
Fear Makes Us Feel Our Humanity.
Every Production Of Genius Must Be The Production Of Enthusiasm.
The Difference Between A Misfortune And A Calamity Is This: If Gladstone Fell Into The Thames, It Would Be A Misfortune. But If Someone Dragged Him Out Again, That Would Be A Calamity.
We Cannot Learn Men From Books.
King Louis Philippe Once Said To Me That He Attributed The Great Success Of The British Nation In Political Life To Their Talking Politics After Dinner.
Real Politics Are The Possession And Distribution Of Power.
You Will Find As You Grow Older That Courage Is The Rarest Of All Qualities To Be Found In Public Life.
Little Things Affect Little Minds.
Without Publicity There Can Be No Public Support, And Without Public Support Every Nation Must Decay.
Characters Do Not Change. Opinions Alter, But Characters Are Only Developed.
Upon The Education Of The People Of This Country The Fate Of This Country Depends.
To Supervise People, You Must Either Surpass Them In Their Accomplishments Or Despise Them.
War Is Never A Solution; It Is An Aggravation.
It Is Easier To Be Critical Than Correct.
I Must Follow The People. Am I Not Their Leader?
Travel Teaches Toleration.
Almost Everything That Is Great Has Been Done By Youth.
Time Is Precious, But Truth Is More Precious Than Time.
The View Of Jerusalem Is The History Of The World; It Is More, It Is The History Of Earth And Of Heaven.
Experience Is The Child Of Thought, And Thought Is The Child Of Action.
You Can Tell The Strength Of A Nation By The Women Behind Its Men.
The More Extensive A Man's Knowledge Of What Has Been Done, The Greater Will Be His Power Of Knowing What To Do.
Nature, Like Man, Sometimes Weeps From Gladness.