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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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Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.
      - [Opportunity]

Our domestic affections are the most salutary basis of all good government.
      - [Government]

Party is organized crime.
      - in a speech at Oxford [Politics]

Patriotism depends as much on mutual suffering as on mutual success; and it is by that experience of all fortunes and all feelings that a great national character is created.
      - [Patriotism]

Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.
      - [Perseverance : Tact]

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
      - [Plagiarism]

Popular privileges are consistent with a state of society in which there is great inequality of position. Democratic rights, on the contrary, demand that there should be equality of condition as the fundamental basis of the society they regulate.
      - [Society]

Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
      - [Opinion]

Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.
      - [Manners]

Proverbs were anterior to boots, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality.
      - [Proverbs (General)]

Proverbs were bright shafts in the Greek and Latin quivers.
      - [Proverbs (General)]

Quit the world, and the world forgets you.
      - [Forgetfulness]

Religion is civilization, the highest.
      - [Religion]

Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident in it.
      - [Religion]

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
      - [Romance]

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
      - [Learning]

She is calm because she is the mistress of her subject;--the secret of self-possession.
      - [Dignity]

Silence often expresses 'more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.
      - [Silence]

Some steam process should be invented for arranging guests when they are above five hundred.
      - [Guests]

Some will read only old books, as if there were no valuable truths to be discovered in modern publications: others will only read new books, as if some valuable truths are not among the old. Some will not read a book because they know the author: others . . . would also read the man.
      - [Reading]

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
      - [Truth]

Success is the child of audacity.
      - [Success]

Sweet reader! you know what a toady is?--that agreeable animal which you meet every day in civilized society.
      - [Society]

Taste, when once obtained, may be said to be no acquiring faculty, and must remain stationary; but knowledge is of perpetual growth and has infinite demands. Taste, like an artificial canal, winds through a beautiful country, but its borders are confined and its term is limited. Knowledge navigates the ocean, and is perpetually on voyages of discovery.
      - [Taste]

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
      - [Wealth]


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