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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes


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Apologies only account for the evil which they cannot alter.
 

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

As for our majority... one is enough.
 

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
[History]
 

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

Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
[Advice]
 

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
[Attempt]
 

Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
 

But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.
 

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
 

Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
[Change]
 

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

Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing.
[Christianity]
 

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
 

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
[Cleanliness]
 

Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
 

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
 

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
[Courage]
 

Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
[Criticism]
 

Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
[Politics]
 


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