Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

The tone and tendency of liberalism…is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs of the people under the pretext of progress.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

There is no education like adversity.

Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses – half the cabinet are not asses.

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

It is useless to deny, and impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe, the whole of Italy and France, and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries – is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superfices of the Earth are being covered with railroads.

Rothschild is the Lord and Master of the money markets of the world, and of course virtually Lord and Master of everything else. He literally held the revenues of Southern Italy in pawn, and Monarchs and Ministers of all countries courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions.

Success is a product of unremitting attention to purpose.

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.

Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.