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

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.


To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.


Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.


As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.


Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.


The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.


The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.


William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect.


There is moderation even in excess.


Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.


Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.


Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.


What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.


A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.


Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.


My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.


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