Benjamin Disraeli


Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

  • ''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. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, vol. 1, "Maynooth," ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882).
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  • ''The question is this—Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fangled theories.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech, November 25, 1864, Diocesan Conference, Oxford.
  • ''You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author, prime minister. Speech, April 3, 1872, Manchester, England, criticizing the government Treasury Bench.
  • ''Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Letter, December 17, 1846, referring to the tactics of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel.
  • ''Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. speech to House of Commons, Dec. 16, 1852. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882).
  • ''Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.''
    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).
  • ''The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Cardinal Grandison, in Lothair, ch. 17 (1870).
  • ''Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Coningsby, bk. 3, ch. 1 (1844).
  • ''Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Coningsby, bk. 7, ch. 5 (1844).
  • ''Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervour.''
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Coningsby, bk.7, ch. 2 (1844).

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