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Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
by 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

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

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

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

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

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

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There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of
Commons until he is married.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I repeat...
that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise;
that from the people and for the people all springs,
and all must exist.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

Without tact you can learn nothing.
- 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

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a
political party is not capable;
for in politics there is no honour.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has
degraded into politicians.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Genius, when young, is divine.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Adventures are to the adventurous.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world;
it is more,
it is the history of earth and of heaven.
- Benjamin Disraeli

As for our majority...
one is enough.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is easier to be critical than correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

London is a modern Babylon.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There is moderation even in excess.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done,
the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

The health of the people is really the foundation upon
which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men,
and to console undistinguished people for their want
of fortune and their lack of merit.
- Benjamin Disraeli

London is a roost for every bird.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Duty cannot exist without faith.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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