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Quotes By Benjamin Disraeli

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21-12-1804
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19-04-1881
Disraeli, a ‘Conservative’ and William Gladstone, a member of the ‘Liberal’ party, were both phenomenal statesman with extraordinary abilities. However, both these politicians were also famous in the British political circle for being at loggerheads. Some people believed their equation had reached the pinnacle of political enmity and also turned into a matter of gossip and joke amongst commoners. Famous thinker and intellect Richard Aldous wrote a book about the rivalry of these great men, titled ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’. There was one very famous incident that took place in both their lives and is remembered till date. One day Gladstone took a young lady out for dinner and the very day Disraeli also spent time with the same woman over a meal. After she went out with both the men, the young woman was questioned about her experiences and her reply left people flabbergasted. The lady apparently claimed that Gladstone gave her an impression that he was the cleverest man in England. But while speaking of her rendezvous with Benjamin, she said “I thought I was the cleverest woman in England.” Benjamin was apparently attentive, charming and chivalrous, the proper gentleman according to this woman. Rather than display his own wit, he put her on the pedestal and made her feel so good about herself. It was rather befitting for her to think of Benjamin as gallant, subtle and extremely intelligent since he not only held the reins of Britain twice as a Prime Minister but also played a pivotal role in the formation of the ‘Conservative Party’.

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

- Benjamin Disraeli

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.

- Benjamin Disraeli

I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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

- Benjamin Disraeli

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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

- Benjamin Disraeli

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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.

- Benjamin Disraeli

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is the mother of truth.

- Benjamin Disraeli

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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.

- Benjamin Disraeli

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