Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British politician and writer who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth.

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An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.

There is no education like adversity.

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.

Like all great travellers I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

Travel teaches toleration.

Youth is a blunder, Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

London is a modern Babylon.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Adventures are to the adventurous.

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.

We cannot learn men from books.

Nationality is the miracle of political independence, race is the principle of physical analogy.

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