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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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The legacy of heroes--the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example.
      - [Heroes]

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
      - [Love]

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
      - [Knowledge]

The more you are talked about, the less powerful you are.
      - [Power]

The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army--his valour did not always serve his own cause.
      - in a speech in the House of Commons
        [Argument]

The originality of a subject is in its treatment.
      - [Originality]

The people of England are the most enthusiastic in the world. There are others more excitable, but there are none so enthusiastic.
      - [England]

The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us.
      - [Praise]

The press is not only free; it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. It was not granted by monarchs, it was not gained for us by aristocracies; but it sprang from the people, and, with an immortal instinct, it has always worked for the people.
      - [Printing]

The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial.
      - [Thinkers]

The Right Honorable gentleman (Sir Robert Peel) caught the Whigs bathing and walked away with their clothes.
      - in a speech in the Hose of Commons
        [Politics]

The stage is a supplement to the pulpit, where virtue, according to Plato's sublime idea, moves our love and affection when made visible to the eye.
      - [Acting]

The sympathy of sorrow is stronger than the sympathy of prosperity.
      - [Sympathy]

The unfortunate are always egotistical.
      - [Egotism]

There are Batavian graces in all he says.
      - retort to Beresford Hope who had referred to him as an "Asian Mystery"
        [Countries]

There are few faces that can afford to smile: a smile is sometimes bewitching, in general vapid, often a contortion.
      - [Smiles]

There are few young women in existence who have not the power of fascinating, if they choose to exert it.
      - [Flirting]

There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers.
      - [Silence]

There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
      - [Economy]

There is a great difference between nationality and race. Nationality is the miracle of political independence. Race is the principle of physical analogy.
      - [Nationality]

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no hearts.
      - [Friendship]

There is a thread in our thoughts as there is a pulse in our feelings; he who can hold the one knows how to think, and he who can move the other knows how to feel.
      - [Thought]

There is anguish in the recollection that we have not adequately appreciated the affection of those whom we have loved and lost.
      - [Remorse]

There is no diplomacy like silence.
      - [Silence]

There is no education like adversity.
      - [Adversity]


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