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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes


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To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.
 

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

Travel teaches toleration.
[Traveling]
 

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.
 

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
 

War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.
 

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
[Life]
 

We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers.
[England]
 

We cannot learn men from books.
 

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.
 

We make our fortunes and call them fate.
[Fate]
 

We moralize among ruins.
 

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

What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.
 

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
 

When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
 

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

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
 

When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
[Quotations]
 

Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
 


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