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English statesman and author (son of Isaac D'Israeli)
(1804 - 1881)
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I have a great confidence in the revelations which holidays bring forth.
      - [Holidays]

I have always felt that the best security for civilization is the dwelling, and that upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends more than anything else the improvement of mankind. Such dwellings are the nursery of all domestic virtues, and without a becoming home the exercise of those virtues is impossible.
      - [Home]

I look upon parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly one most suited to England. But without the discipline of political connection, animated by the principle of private honor, I feel certain that a popular assembly would sink before the power or the corruption of a minister.
      - [Government]

I pride myself in recognizing and upholding ability in every party and wherever I meet it.
      - [Ability]

I repeat, * * * that all power is a trust--that we are accountable for its exercise.
      - [Trust]

I think there is nothing more lovely than the love of two beautiful women who are not envious of each other's charms.
      - [Friendship]

If confidence is a plant of slow growth, credit is one which matures much more slowly.
      - [Credit]

If we cannot shape our destiny there as no such thing as witchcraft.
      - [Destiny]

If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
      - [Cleverness]

Ignorance never settles a question.
      - in a speech in House of Commons

In art the Greeks were the children of the Egyptians. The day may yet come when we shall do justice to the high powers of that mysterious and imaginative people.
      - [Art]

In politics nothing is contemptible.
      - [Politics]

In the present day, and especially among women, one would almost suppose that health was a state of unnatural. existence.
      - [Health]

In the study of the fine arts, they mutually assist each other.
      - [Art]

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of men.
      - [Civilization]

Individualities may form communities, but is institutions alone that can create a nation.
      - in a speech at Manchester [Government]

Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
      - [Nation]

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
      - [Marriage]

It is a great mistake to suppose that bribery and corruption, although they may be very convenient for gratifying the ambition or the vanity of individuals, have any great effect upon the fortunes or the power of parties. And it is a great mistake to suppose that bribery and corruption are means by which power can either be ob-tained or retained.
      - [Bribery]

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
      - [Critics]

It is much easier to be critical that to be correct.
      - in a speech in the House of Commons

It is the lot of man to suffer; it is also his fortune to forget. Oblivion and sorrow share our being, as darkness and light divide the course of time.
      - [Oblivion]

Justice is truth in action.
      - in a speech [Justice]

Lord Bacon had music often played in the room adjoining his study; Milton listened to his organ for his solemn inspiration, and music was even necessary to Warburton; the symphonies which awoke in the poet sublime emotions might have composed the inventive mind of the great critic in the visions of his theoretical mysteries.
      - [Music]

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of man. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
      - [Circumstance]

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