50 Best Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

Best Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

1- “Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand

2- “Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves

3- “When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

4- “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think

5- “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.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

6- “There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour

7- “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

8- “The tone and tendency of liberalism…is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs of the people under the pretext of progress.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The tone and tendency of liberalism…is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs of the people under the pretext of progress

9- “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

10- “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics

11- “Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few

12- “Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power

13- “Success is a product of unremitting attention to purpose.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Success is a product of unremitting attention to purpose

14- “There is no education like adversity.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

There is no education like adversity

15- “The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans

16- “If you don’t believe in magic, then you can’t believe in reality.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

If you don't believe in magic, then you can't believe in reality

17- “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth

18- “How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct

19- “Never complain and never explain.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Never complain and never explain

20- “Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses – half the cabinet are not asses.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses

21- “All my successes have been built on my failures.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

All my successes have been built on my failures

22- “Ignorance never settles a question.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Ignorance never settles a question

23- “Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours

24- “The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous.”” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous

25- “If you establish a democracy, you must in due time reap the fruits of a democracy. You will in due season have great impatience of public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

If you establish a democracy, you must in due time reap the fruits of a democracy. You will in due season have great impatience of public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete

26- “Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius

27- “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes

28- “We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance

29- “Where knowledge ends, religion begins.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Where knowledge ends, religion begins

30- “The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps

31- “He who gains time gains everything.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

He who gains time gains everything

32- “As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

33- “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Change is inevitable. Change is constant

34- “The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy

35- “Never take anything for granted.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Never take anything for granted

36- “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.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

37- “Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power

38- “To achieve what you want, you have to be stronger than those around you” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

To achieve what you want, you have to be stronger than those around you

39- “Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

40- “The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do

41- “What appear to be calamities are often the sources of fortune.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

What appear to be calamities are often the sources of fortune

42- “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy to purpose

43- “Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time

44- “Despair is the conclusion of fools.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Despair is the conclusion of fools

45- “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations

46- “Success is the child of audacity.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Success is the child of audacity

47- “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.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

48- “Nurture your mind with great thoughts” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Nurture your mind with great thoughts

49- “I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment

50- “You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men