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English journalist and politician, Birth: 21-12-1804, Death: 19-4-1881 Benjamin Disraeli Quotes
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Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
Benjamin Disraeli

Organization and tidiness are not born traits; they must be inculcated, and like many great qualities, one needs to develop an appreciation for them.
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Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Benjamin Disraeli

Cultivate your brain with positive musings, for you will never ascend any more noteworthy than you envision.
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Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Doing something may not bring cheerfulness; however, cheerlessness is never attained without doing something.
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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
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Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
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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.
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One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
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Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
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Never complain and never explain.
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Finality is not the language of politics.
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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
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Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
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There is no education like adversity.
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The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
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A dark horse, which had never been thought of, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph.
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Conservatism... offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
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Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.
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Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.
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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.
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Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
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Man is more powerful than matter.
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The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
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Ignorance never settles a question.
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Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
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Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
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Great countries are those that produce great people.
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The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
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The Jews are a nervous people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have taken a toll.
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Terror has its inspiration, as well as competition.
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Nurture your mind with great thoughts
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
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When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
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A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
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A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented.
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How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
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The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
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Never take anything for granted.
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Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses.
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Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
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If you don't believe in magic, then you can't believe in reality.
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Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
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Success is the child of audacity.
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As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
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It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
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Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
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Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
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Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
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Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.
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Rothschild is the lord and master of the money markerts of the world and virtually lord and master of everything else.
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