40 Benjamin Disraeli Quotes to Think About

Benjamin Disraeli was the British Prime Minister from 1874-1880. Here are some of his quotes.

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

“Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.”

“Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.”

“Great countries are those that produce great people.”

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

“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 fervor.”

“Man is only great when he acts from passion.”

“Never take anything for granted.”

“The fool wonders, the wise man asks.”

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”

“There can be economy only where there is efficiency.”

“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”

“There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.”

“The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.”

“The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.”

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

“Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.”

“Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.”

“Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.”

“Little things affect little minds.”

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”

“Fear makes us feel our humanity.”

“Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.”

“Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.”

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

“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”

“Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.”

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

“The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.”

“To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.”

“Travel teaches toleration.”

“What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.”

“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.”

“You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.”

“Worry – a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.”

“We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.”

“Without tact you can learn nothing.”

“There is no education like adversity.”

“The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.”

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