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28 Famous Quotes by Isaac D'Israeli
5/11/1766 - 1/19/1848
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The Self-Educated are marked by stubborn peculiarities.

Education Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character (ch. VI)

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The great man who thinks greatly of himself, is not diminishing that greatness in heaping fuel on his fire.

Greatness Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XV)

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The Plagiarism of orators is the art, or an ingenious and easy mode, which some adroitly employ to change, or disguise, all sorts of speeches or their own composition, or that of other authors, for their pleasure, or their utility; in such a manner that it becomes impossible even for the author himself to recognize his own work, his own genius, and his own style, so skillfully shall the whole be disguised. - Isaac D'Israeli,

Plagiarism Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Curiosities of Literature--Professors of Plagiarism and Obscurity

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Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.

Genius Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Curiosities of Literature--Poverty of the Learned

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Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.

Genius Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius

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To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius--the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.

Genius Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. II)

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Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.

Genius Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XII)

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Every work of Genius is tinctured by the feelings, and often originates in the events of times.

Genius Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XXV)

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And, after all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style.

Style Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Miscellanies--Style

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Style! style! why, all writers will tell you that it is the very thing which can least of all be changed. A man's style is nearly as much a part of him as his physiognomy, his figure, the throbbing of this pulse,--in short, as any part of his being is at least subjected to the action of the will.

Style Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Miscellanies--Style

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The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.

Reading Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XXII)

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Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for--has been flown to.

Solitude Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. X)

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There is a society in the deepest solitude.

Solitude Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. X)

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The act of contemplation then creates the thing created.

Contemplation Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character (ch. XII)

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Miscellanists are the most popular writers among every people; for it is they who form a communication between the learned and the unlearned, and, as it were, throw a bridge between those two great divisions of the public.

Journalism Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius--Miscellanists

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Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners.

Borrowing Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Curiosities of Literature--The Bibliomania

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The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves--the creature of habits and infirmities.

Invention Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XVI)

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The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.

Criticism Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Curiosities of Literature--Literary Journals

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Those who do not read criticism will rarely merit to be criticised.

Criticism Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. VI)

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There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

Art Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character (ch. XI)

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The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.

Faults Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Essay on the Literary Character (preface, p. XXIX and vol. I, p. 187)

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Happy the man when he has not the defects of his qualities. [Fr., Heureux l'homme quand il n'a pas les defauts de ses qualites.]

Faults Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Essay on the Literary Character (preface, p. XXIX and vol. I, p. 187)

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But, indeed, we prefer books to pounds; and we love manuscripts better than florins; and we prefer small pamphlets to war horses.

Literature Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Curiosities of Literature--Pamphlets

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Time the great destroyer of other men's happiness, only enlarges the patrimony of literature to its possessor.

Literature Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XXII)

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Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.

Literature Quotes, by Isaac D'Israeli , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. XXIV)

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