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Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881)


British politician, novelist, and essayist, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Benjamin Disraeli
All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
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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.
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Variety is the mother of Enjoyment.




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His Christianity was muscular.
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An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
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Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
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The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
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The Services in war time are fit only for desperadoes but, in peace, are fit only for fools.
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The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. It was not granted by monarchs, it was not gained for us by aristocracies ; but it sprang from the people, and, with an immortal instinct, it has always worked for the people.
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Duty cannot exist without faith.
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Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.




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The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.
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Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
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Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
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The sense of existence is the greatest happiness.
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But this principle of race is unfortunately one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
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Though lions to their enemies they were lambs to their friends.
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The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
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We moralise among ruins.
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As for our majority... one is enough.


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