Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli (Lothair, 1870)
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.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
Benjamin Disraeli (Vivian Grey, 1826)
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli (Speech in the House of Commons, 1845)
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
Benjamin Disraeli (The Young Duke, 1831)
Time is the great physician.
Benjamin Disraeli (Henrietta Temple, 1837)
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli (Quoted in Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Disraeli, 1881)
Success is the child of audacity.
Benjamin Disraeli (The Rise of Iskander, 1833)
Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always inquiring never leearn anything.
Benjamin Disraeli (Endymion, 1880)
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)

Benjamin Disraeli Quote: Nurture your minds with great thoughts...
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)
Life is too short to be little.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Benjamin Disraeli (Vivian Grey, 1826)
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Benjamin Disraeli (The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, 1833)
I change my opinion of persons when my taste is offended.
Benjamin Disraeli (Endymion, 1880)
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)
Adventures are to the adventurous.
Benjamin Disraeli (Quoted in Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Disraeli, 1881)
Man is not a rational animal. He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion.
Benjamin Disraeli (Henrietta Temple, 1837)
You deem you are in darkness, and yet I see a dawn.
Benjamin Disraeli (Sybil, 1845)
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
Benjamin Disraeli
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli (Vivian Grey, 1826)
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Benjamin Disraeli (Endymion, 1880)


Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Benjamin Disraeli
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
Benjamin Disraeli
Nobody is forgotten, when it is convenient to remember him.
Benjamin Disraeli (Letter to Lord Stanhope, 1870)
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Benjamin Disraeli (Speech in Aylesbury, 1865)
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Benjamin Disraeli (The Young Duke, 1831)
Teach us that wealth is not elegance; that profusion is not magnificence; and that splendour is not beauty.
Benjamin Disraeli (The Young Duke, 1831)
Without publicity there can be no public spirit, and without public spirit every nation must decay.
Benjamin Disraeli (Speech in the House of Commons, 1871)
Worry... It is 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 grey.
Benjamin Disraeli (The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, 1833)
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Benjamin Disraeli Biography

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Born: December 21, 1804
Died: April 19, 1881

Benjamin Disraeli was a British Prime Minister and writer. He was well-known for his literature and social figure during his time.

Notable Works

Vivian Grey (1826)
The Young Duke (1831)
Contarini Fleming (1832)
The Rise of Iskander (1833)
The Wondrous Tale of Alroy (1833)
Henrietta Temple (1837)
Coningsby (1844)
Sybil (1845)
Lothair (1870)
Endymion (1880)
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Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Miguel de Cervantes in his novel "Don Quixote"

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
Martin Tupper in "Proverbial Philosophy".

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
This is said by Benjamin's father Isaac D'Israeli in the "Curiosities of Literature".

Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
Isaac D'Israeli in "Curiosities of Literature"

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Isaac D'Israeli

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Isaac D'Israeli in "Curiosities of Literature"

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
Isaac D'Israeli in "Curiosities of Literature"

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Isaac D'Israeli in "The Amenities of Literature"

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Fyodor Dostoyevski in his novel "Crime and Punishment"

The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
This is a common quote or proverb cited by many authors and a proverb in many nations and is therefore not attributable to Benjamin Disraeli.