Benjamin Disraeli

252Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

British Statesman born on December 21, 1804, died on April 19, 1881

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, was a British Conservative politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is, at 2015, the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth... (source)

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. view quote

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. view quote

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. view quote

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. view quote

Man is only great when he acts from passion. view quote

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. view quote

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. view quote

Adventures are to the adventurous. view quote

Never complain and never explain. view quote

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. view quote

I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must exist. view quote

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