Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Benjamin Disraeli Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.
To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
Adventures are to the adventurous.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
In politics nothing is contemptible.
There is no education like adversity.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
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.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
Duty cannot exist without faith.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People.
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
Silence is the mother of truth.
King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.
The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world.
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Never complain and never explain.
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
It is easier to be critical than correct.
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
Genius, when young, is divine.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
Justice is truth in action.
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.
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
Without tact you can learn nothing.
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Never take anything for granted.
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
The very phrase ‘foreign affairs’ makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
Frank and explicit – that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Travel teaches toleration.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
We cannot learn men from books.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
A majority is always better than the best repartee.
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Worry – a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.