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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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A beautiful hand is an excellent thing in woman; it is a charm that never palls; and better than all, it is a means of fascinating that never disappears.
      - [Charm]

A book may be as great a thing as a battle.
      - [Books]

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
      - in a speech [Government]

A feat of chivalry, fiery with consummate courage, and bright with flashing vigor.
      - said of the Charge of the Light Brigade, in the House of Commons
        [War]

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.
      - [Friends]

A great city whose image dwells on the memory of man is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; faith hovers over Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world-art.
      - [Cities]

A great man is one who affects the mind of his generation.
      - [Greatness]

A great thing is a great book, but greater than all is the talk of a great man.
      - [Conversation]

A majority is always the best repartee.
      - [Majority]

A man's fate is his own temper; and according to that will be his opinion as to the particular manner in which the course of events is regulated. A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
      - [Fate]

A nation, as an individual, has duties to fulfill appointed by God and His moral law.
      - [Duty]

A parsimony of words prodigal of sense.
      - [Brevity]

A series of congratulatory regrets.
      - in reference to Lord Harrington's resolution on the Berlin Treaty, July 30, 1878
        [Speech]

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
      - [Schools]

Accent and emphasis are the pith of reading; punctuation is but secondary.
      - [Accent]

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
      - [Action]

Age is frequently beautiful, wisdom appearing like an aftermath.
      - [Age]

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
      - [Mystery]

All must respect those who respect themselves.
      - [Self-respect]

Amusement to an observing mind is study.
      - [Study]

An amateur may not be an artist, though an artist should be an amateur.
      - [Art]

An author can have nothing truly his own but his style.
      - [Style]

An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
      - [Authors]

An obedient wife commands her husband.
      - [Obedience]

And it is a singular truth that, though a man may shake off national habits, accent, manner of thinking, style of dress,--though he may become perfectly identified with another nation, and speak its language well, perhaps better than his own,--yet never can he succeed in changing his handwriting to a foreign style.
      - [Habit]


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