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Benjamin Disraeli
December 21, 1804 - April 19, 1881
Nationality: British
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: British Statesman

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.


You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.


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.


A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.


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


I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.


In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.


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


The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.


Success is the child of audacity.


I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?


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


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


Great countries are those that produce great people.


Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.


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


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


There is no gambling like politics.


Assassination has never changed the history of the world.


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.


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