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

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.


Genius, when young, is divine.


The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.


Damn your principles! Stick to your party.


Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.


Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.


A majority is always better than the best repartee.


Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.


Fear makes us feel our humanity.


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


The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.


Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.


Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.


Travel teaches toleration.


No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.


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


It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.


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


The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.


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


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