Benjamin Disraeli


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  • ''The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Tancred, bk. 3, ch. 4 (1847).
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  • ''We moralise among ruins.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Tancred, bk. 5, ch. 5 (1847).
  • ''"Frank and explicit"Mthat is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author, prime minister. "The Gentleman in Downing Street," bk. 6, ch. 1, Sybil (1845).
  • ''Finality is not the language of politics.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech, February 28, 1859, to the House of Commons.
  • ''Consider Ireland.... You have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world. That is the Irish Question.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. speech, Feb. 16, 1844, to House of Commons.
  • ''Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. speech, Aug. 9, 1848, to House of Commons.
  • ''What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. letter, Nov. 4, 1868, to Queen Victoria.
  • ''Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. speech, Nov. 9, 1877, Guildhall, London. See Gilbert on dissatisfaction, Canning on internationalism.
  • ''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, at a banquet given by the city of Glasgow to Disraeli. On his inauguration as Lord Rector of Glasgow University.
  • ''It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech, April 11, 1845.

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