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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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Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
      - [Passion]

Mediocrity can talk; but it is for genius to observe.
      - [Mediocrity]

Meditation is culture.
      - [Culture]

Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power.
      - [Money]

More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce.
      - [Commerce]

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps for gladness.
      - [Rain]

Never apologize for showing feeling. My friend, remember that when you do so you apologize for truth.
      - [Sincerity]

Never argue. In society nothing must be; give only results. If any person differs from you, bow, and turn the conversation.
      - [Argument]

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.
      - [Knowledge]

Next to the assumption of power was the responsibility of relinquishing it.
      - [Power]

No affections and a great brain,--these are the men to command the world.
      - [Affection]

No conjunction can possibly occur, however fearful, however tremendous it may appear, from which a man by his own energy may not extricate himself, as a mariner by the rattling of his cannon can dissipate the impending waterspout.
      - [Energy]

No enemy is so terrible as a man of genius.
      - [Genius]

No man is regular in his attendance at the house of commons until he is married.
      - [Marriage]

No one but an adventurous traveler can know the luxury of sleep.
      - [Sleep]

Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
      - [Forgetfulness]

Nobody should ever look anxious except those who have no anxiety.
      - [Anxiety]

Nonsense, when earnest, is impressive, and sometimes takes you in. If you are in a hurry, you occasionally mistake it for sense.
      - [Nonsense]

Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
      - [Will]

Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure and generally occasion ourselves.
      - [Anxiety]

Novelty is an essential attribute of the beautiful.
      - [Novelty]

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
      - [Manners]

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
      - [Thought]

Of all unfortunate men one of the unhappiest is a middling author endowed with too lively a sensibility for criticism.
      - [Authorship]

One should conquer the world, not to enthrone a man, but an idea; for ideas exist forever.
      - [Ideas]


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