1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister
''Frank and explicit'' — that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Candor]

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Politicians and Politics]

A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Consistency]

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Destiny]

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Cities and City Life]

A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Greatness]

A majority is always better than the best repartee.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Politicians and Politics]

A person's fate is their own temper.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Temperament]

A precedent embalms a principle.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Tradition]

A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Politicians and Politics]

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Learning]

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Action]

Amusement to an observing mind is study.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Amusement]

An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Writers and Writing]

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Facts]

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Assassination]

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Books and Reading]

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Candor]

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Change]

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Benjamin Disraeli – [Character]

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