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

The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.


The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.


It is easier to be critical than correct.


Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.


Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.


It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.


If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.


Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.


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


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


Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.


The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.


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.


Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.

    Topics: Life

If you're not very clever you should be conciliatory.


Little things affect little minds.


Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.


Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.


The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.


London is a roost for every bird.


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