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BENJAMIN DISRAELI, 1ST EARL OF BEACONSFIELD
English statesman and author (son of Isaac D'Israeli)
(1804 - 1881)
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Apologies only account for the evil which they cannot alter.
      - [Apologies]

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
      - [Success]

As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this.
      - [Money]

As we retain but a faint remembrance of our felicity, it is but fair that the smartest stroke of sorrow should, if bitter, at least be brief.
      - [Sorrow]

At the present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statements, but by capitalists.
      - [Peace]

Be thine own privy counsellor.
      - [Secrecy]

Beauty and health are the chief sources of happiness.
      - [Beauty]

Beauty can inspire miracles.
      - [Beauty]

Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
      - [Candor]

Change is constant in a progressive country.
      - [Change]

Change is inevitable in a progressive country,
  Change is constant.
      - at Edinburgh [Change]

Characters never change. Opinions alter,--characters are only developed.
      - [Character]

Christianity is completed Judaism, or it is nothing.
      - [Christianity]

Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.
      - [Neighbors]

Coquettes are, but too rare. It is a career that requires great abilities, infinite pains, a gay and airy spirit. 'T is the coquette who provides all the amusements,--suggests the riding-party, plans the picnic, gives and guesses charades, acts them. She is the stirring element amid the heavy congeries of social atoms,--the soul of the house, the salt of the banquet.
      - [Coquette]

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
      - [Courage]

Curran's favorite mode of meditation was with his violin in his hand; for hours together would he forget himself, running voluntaries over the strings, while his imagination, collecting its tones, was opening all his faculties for the coming emergency at the bar.
      - [Music]

Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular.
      - [Custom]

Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.
      - [Debt]

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
      - [Despair]

Destiny bears us to our lot, and destiny is perhaps our own will.
      - [Destiny]

Destiny is our will, and our will is nature.
      - [Destiny]

Eloquence is the child of knowledge. When a mind is full, like a wholesome river, it is also clear.
      - [Eloquence]

England is a domestic country. Here the home is revered and the hearth sacred. The nation is represented by a family,--the Royal family,--and if that family is educated with a sense of responsibility and a sentiment of public duty, it is difficult to exaggerate the salutary influence it may exercise over a nation.
      - [England]

Enthusiasm is the breath of genius.
      - [Enthusiasm]


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