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  • 11.
    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Quoted by Mark Twain in his Autobiography, ch. 29, Mark Twain (1924), rev. Charles Neider (1959). The words have never been found among Disraeli's works; alternative attributions include the radical journalist and politician Henry Labouchère (1831-1912).
  • 12.
    Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Peter Winter, in Contarini Fleming, pt. 1, ch. 23 (1832).

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  • 13.
    The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. May Dacre, in The Young Duke, bk. 2, ch. 5 (1831).
  • 14.
    Genius, when young, is divine.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Sidonia, in Coningsby, bk. 3, ch. 1 (1844).
  • 15.
    Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Sidonia, in Coningsby, bk. 4, ch. 13 (1844).
  • 16.
    A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech to House of Commons, March 11, 1873. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, vol. 2, "Irish University Education Bill," ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882).

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  • 17.
    You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech, April 3, 1872, Manchester, England. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, vol. 2, "Conservative Principles," ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882). Referring to the government Treasury Bench. Edmund Burke had previously referred to old religious factions as "volcanos burnt out" (speech, May 11, 1792).
  • 18.
    Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech to House of Commons, March 17, 1845. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, vol. 1, "Agricultural Distress," ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882). Disraeli said exactly the opposite in a speech two years earlier, April 25, 1843.
  • 19.
    A Conservative government is an organised hypocrisy.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech, March 17, 1845, addressing Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel in the House of Commons, London. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, vol. 1, "Agricultural Distress," ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882). Closing words of speech, on the abandonment of Peel's Protectionist policies on which his government had been elected.
  • 20.
    An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. speech, Nov. 19, 1873, Glasgow. quoted in Times (London, Nov. 20, 1873). At a banquet given by the city of Glasgow to Disraeli, on his inauguration as Lord Rector of Glasgow University.

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