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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

(1804-1881), British Statesman, Prime Minister

What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.

Category: Expectation

Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.

Category: Expediency

There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.

Category: Explanations

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Category: Facts

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.

Category: Fame

We make our fortunes and we call them fate.

Category: Fate

He has not a single redeeming defect.

Category: Faults

Frank and explicit--that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.

Category: Frankness

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Genius, when young, is divine.

Category: Genius

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

Category: Genius

A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.

Category: Greatness

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.

Category: Greatness

Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

Category: Grief

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.

Category: Health