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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

(1804-1881), British Statesman, Prime Minister

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.

Category: Humankind

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.

Category: Ideas

To be conscience that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

Category: Ignorance

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.

Category: Inequality

How very seldom do you encounter in the world a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant, from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts.

Category: Inhibition

Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.

Category: Inspiration

Justice is truth in action.

Category: Justice

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

Category: Law And Lawyers

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?

Category: Leaders And Leadership

No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

Category: Learning

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Category: Learning

My objection to Liberalism is this -- that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind -- namely, politics -- of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

Category: Liberals

Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.

Category: Liberals