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“No conjunction can possibly occur, however fearful, however tremendous it may appear, from which a man by his own energy may not extricate himself, as a mariner by the rattling of his cannon can dissipate the impending waterspout.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“There is no index of character so sure as the voice.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“The divine right of kings may have been a plea for feeble tyrants, but the divine right of government is the keystone of human progress, and without it governments sink into police, and a nation is degraded into a mob.”

 

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

“Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“Twilight makes us pensive; Aurora is the goddess of activity; despair curses at midnight; hope blesses at noon.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“Without dancing you can never attain a perfectly graceful carriage, which is of the highest importance in life.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“We live in age of prudence. The leaders of the people now generally follow.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“The character of a woman rapidly develops after marriage, and sometimes seems to change, when in fact it is only complete.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“It has been said that the people of this country are deeply interested in the humanitarian and philanthropic considerations involved in [the Eastern Question]. All must appreciate such feelings. But I am mistaken if there be not a yet deeper sentiment on the part of the people of this country, one with which I cannot doubt your lordships will ever sympathise, and that is – the determination to maintain the Empire of England.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“Jews show so near an affinity to you… Where is your Christianity if you do not believe in their Judaism?”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“No enemy is indeed so terrible as a man of genius.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“Conservatism… offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“The expected always happens”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“Ah, Ireland… That damnable, delightful country, where everything that is right is the opposite of what it ought to be.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“A good eater must be a good man; for a good eater must have a good digestion, and a good digestion depends upon a good conscience.”

 

Benjamin Disraeli