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

Never take anything for granted.


He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.


Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.


The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.


Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.


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


Silence is the mother of truth.


In politics nothing is contemptible.


Adventures are to the adventurous.


A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.


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


Despair is the conclusion of fools.


Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.


Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.


There is no education like adversity.


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


War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.


Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.


The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.


Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.


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