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

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.


Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.


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


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


Diligence is the mother of good fortune.


A precedent embalms a principle.


When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.


I say that justice is truth in action.


Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.


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


Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.


Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.


That fatal drollery called a representative government.


You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.


We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.


The secret of success is constancy to purpose.


London is a modern Babylon.


Finality is not the language of politics.


Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.


We cannot learn men from books.


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