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Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield was a British politician, novelist, and essayist, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The anniversary of his death on 19 April is known as Primrose Day.
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Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Benjamin Disraeli

I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Benjamin Disraeli

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.

Benjamin Disraeli

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.

Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.

Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Benjamin Disraeli

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.

Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

Justice is truth in action.

Benjamin Disraeli

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

Benjamin Disraeli

Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Benjamin Disraeli

It is easier to be critical than correct.

Benjamin Disraeli

We make our fortunes and call them fate.

Benjamin Disraeli

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.

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.

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