A collection of quotations by Benjamin Disraeli, who was a pivotal political figure in the United Kingdom during the 1800s.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) was a British politician, writer, and Prime Minister.
Disraeli was a prominent figure in the Conservative Party and was known for his political acumen and oratorical skills. He is best remembered for his vision of “One Nation Conservatism”, which sought to bridge social classes by fostering an equitable society in Great Britain.
Disraeli was also a prolific writer and novelist, and his works, including “Coningsby” and “Sybil,” were popular and influential. He was known for his wit and humor, and his speeches and writings were often marked by their colorful and imaginative language.
Disraeli’s legacy as a statesman and politician has been the subject of much debate and interpretation. He was a controversial figure in his time, and his policies and ideas continue to be studied and debated by historians and political scientists.
Well Known Benjamin Disraeli Quotes
There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
(Note that Mark Twain attributes this quote to Disraeli, but no written evidence of Benjamin Disraeli having said this exists).
It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.
Never apologize for showing feeling, my friend. Remember that when you do so, you apologize for truth.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Never take anything for granted.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Famous Quotes By Benjamin Disraeli
In a progressive country, change is constant… change is inevitable.
Never complain and never explain.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.
Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
There is no education like adversity.
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
Little things affect little minds.
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.
To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments, or despise them.
Like all great travelers I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
A great thing is a great book; but a greater thing than all is the talk of a great man.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Quotes From Benjamin Disraeli
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.
You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government.
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
If you don’t believe in magic, then you can’t believe in reality.
Benjamin Disraeli was a British statesman and novelist who served as the British prime minister twice. He was known for his strong beliefs and courageous leadership. Disraeli emphasized the importance of love and the power of education, stating that cleanliness and order must be cultivated in order to be appreciated. He also shared a simple rule for conversation, stating that it is better to never deny or contradict, but rather to sometimes forget. However, a popular quote commonly attributed to him about lies and statistics is not actually from him. Disraeli’s works and ideas continue to be explored and celebrated today, with many collections and accounts dedicated to his words and beliefs.