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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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Demagogues and agitators are very unpleasant, they are incidental to a free and constitutional country, and you must put up with these inconveniences or do without many important advantages.

Departure should be sudden.

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell and making them anticipate the trip.

Duty cannot exist without faith.

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.

Every woman should marry - and no man.

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.

Everything comes if a man will only wait.

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.

Favor or disappointment has been often conceded, as the name of the claimant has affected us; and the accidental affinity or coincidence of a name, connected with ridicule or hatred, with pleasure or disgust, has operated like magic.

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Finality is not the language of politics.

For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.

Frank and explicit - this is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the mind of others.

Genius, when young, is divine.

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