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108 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
12/21/1804 - 4/19/1881
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The gondola of London [A hansom].

Livery Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Lothair (ch. XXVII), H. Schutz Wilson in "Three Paths" claims to have originated the phrase (1759)

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Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.

Circumstance Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Vivian Grey (vol. II, bk. VI, ch. 7)

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It is circumstances (difficulties) which show what men are.

Circumstance Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Vivian Grey (vol. II, bk. VI, ch. 7)

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Change is inevitable in a progressive country, Change is constant.

Change Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: at Edinburgh

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Assassinations has never changed the history of the world.

History Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Speech

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It is much easier to be critical that to be correct.

Criticism Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: in a speech in the House of Commons

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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.

Public trust Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Vivian Grey (bk. VI, ch. VII)

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The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.

Doctrine Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Endymion (ch. LIV)

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There are Batavian graces in all he says.

Countries Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: retort to Beresford Hope who had referred to him as an "Asian Mystery"

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To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window.

Countries Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: retort to Beresford Hope who had referred to him as an "Asian Mystery"

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London is a roost for every bird.

London Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Lothair (ch. XI)

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He thinks posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded.

Posterity Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Speech

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Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach posterity are not much more numerous than the planets.

Posterity Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Speech

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I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. [Motto of Vraibleusia.]

Expectation Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: Popanilla (ch. VII)

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Ignorance never settles a question.

Ignorance Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli , Source: in a speech in House of Commons

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The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Quotes Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Statistics Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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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.

Worry Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.

Agreement Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Desperation Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

Diligence Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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Duty cannot exist without faith.

Duty Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.

Greatness Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

Heroism Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Heroism Quotes, by Benjamin Disraeli

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