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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

(1804-1881), British Statesman, Prime Minister

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Category: Action

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

Category: Age And Aging

Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.

Category: Age And Aging

It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.

Category: Agents

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.

Category: Agreement

Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.

Category: Alliances

Amusement to an observing mind is study.

Category: Amusement

When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.

Category: Anecdotes

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Category: Assassination

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

Category: Biography

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.

Category: Books And Reading

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

Category: Books And Reading

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

Category: Bores And Boredom

''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.

Category: Candor

There is no wisdom like frankness.

Category: Candor