Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), also known as Earl of Beaconsfield or Lord BeaconsfieldHe was an aristocrat, politician and writer of the United Kingdom, elected Prime Minister twice and one of the most relevant figures in British history.
Disraeli was the first Jewish born man to become president of Britain, although he became an Anglican at the age of 12 when his father had a dispute with his synagogue. He is considered a great political thinker who is credited with laying the foundations of what is now known as the Conservative Party and that became the dominant political option of his country for a long time. He was a member and leader of the House of Commons, as well as Chancellor of the Treasury, before becoming Prime Minister in 1868.
Disraeli was also an author of several works of fiction that were published even while serving as prime minister. He is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the leader of the Liberal Party.
Famous quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
Time is precious, but the truth is more precious than time.
Nothing in life is more noticeable than the unnecessary anxiety we suffer, and we generally believe ourselves.
I am prepared for the worst, but I hope for the best.
As a rule, whoever has more information will have the greatest success in life.
Experience is the daughter of thought, and thought is the son of action.
Life is too short to be small.
Silence is the mother of truth.
There is no education like adversity.
Small things affect small minds.
What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Man is only great when he acts from passion.
What we anticipate rarely happens: but what we least expect generally happens.
Justice is the truth in action.
Success is the son of audacity.
The most dangerous strategy is to jump an abyss twice.
Ignorance never solves a question.
The destiny of this country depends on the education of its people.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
In politics, nothing is negligible.
Youth is a mistake; virility is a struggle; Old age is a regret.
Despair is sometimes an inspirer as powerful as genius.
When men are pure, laws are useless; When men are corrupt, laws are broken.
The greatest good you can do for another is not to share your wealth, but to reveal theirs.
The memory of a school friendship has a certain magical force: it softens the heart and even touches the nervous system of those who have no heart.
The magic of first love consists in our ignorance of its end.
The disappointments of the mature age happen to the illusions of youth; hopefully the inheritance of old age is not despair.
The best way to get acquainted with a topic is to write about it.
Grief is the agony of an instant: the indulgence of grief is the error of life.
What is serious is not always true; On the contrary, the error is often more serious than the truth.
Every man has the right to be presumed until he succeeds.
Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you apologize for the truth.
Do not read the story. Read the biography because it is a life without theory.
Being aware that you are ignorant is a great step towards knowledge.
Lord, I will not defeat them, I will transcend them.
Action cannot always bring happiness; But there is no happiness without action.
Like all great travelers, I have seen more things than I remember and remember more things than I have seen.
Whoever buys time wins everything.
Departures must be sudden.
The secret of the success of the life of man is to be willing to take advantage of the opportunity that lies ahead.
We are all born for love. It is the beginning of existence and its only end.
In politics, experiments mean revolutions.
The world is fed up with statesmen whom democracy has degraded by turning them into politicians.
Is it less philosophical to believe in an omnipotent and omniscient personal God irresistible unconscious natural forces? Is it philosophical to combine power with intelligence?
The secret of success is the constancy of purpose.
What we anticipate rarely happens; What we least expected generally happens.
England is not governed by logic but by parliament.
Change is inevitable. The change is constant.
He distinguished himself by his ignorance; because I only had one idea, and that was wrong.
Small things affect small minds.
Man is not a son of circumstances, circumstances are the daughters of man.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
One of the most difficult things in this world is to admit that you are wrong. And nothing is more useful to solve a situation than its frank admission.
Cultivate your mind with great thoughts, because you will never go higher than you think.
A gallop is the cure for all evil.
Europeans speak of progress because, with the help of some scientific discoveries, they have established a society that has confused comfort with civilization.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
I must follow people. Am I not your leader?
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the centuries can be preserved in quotations.
Beware of the man from a single book.
There is no wisdom like openness.
I can't pay attention unless it appeals to me.
We live in a time when being young and indifferent cannot be synonymous.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Do you know who the critics are? Men who failed in literature and the arts.
My idea of a nice person is a person who agrees with me.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
I feel a very unusual feeling: if it is not an indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.