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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes


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The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
 

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

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.
[Quotations]
 

The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
 

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
 

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
 

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
 

There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
 

There is a magic in the memory of a schoolboy friendship. It softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.
[Friendship]
 

There is moderation even in excess.
 

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
 

There is no education like adversity.
[Adversity]
 

There is no gambling like politics.
[Politics]
 

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

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
 

There is such a thing as literary fashion, and prose and verse have been regulated by the same caprice that cuts our coats and cocks our hats.
[Literature]
 

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

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
 

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
[Trust]
 

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
[Knowledge]
 


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