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The Right Honourable
 The Earl of Beaconsfield 
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Disraeli in 1873

In office
20 February 1874 – 21 April 1880
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by William Ewart Gladstone
Succeeded by William Ewart Gladstone
In office
27 February 1868 – 1 December 1868
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by The Earl of Derby
Succeeded by William Ewart Gladstone

In office
6 July 1866 – 29 February 1868
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by William Ewart Gladstone
Succeeded by George Ward Hunt
In office
26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bt.
Succeeded by William Ewart Gladstone
In office
27 February 1852 – 17 December 1852
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Charles Wood
Succeeded by William Ewart Gladstone

Born 21 December 1804(1804-12-21)
London, England
Died 19 April 1881 (aged 76)
London, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Mary Anne Lewis
Religion Church of England (for most of his life)
Judaism (until age 13)
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.Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure.^ Benjamin Disraeli , 1st Earl of Beaconsfield ( 1804 - 12-21 – 1881 - 04-19 ) was a British politician, novelist, and essayist, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom .
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^ He became Earl of Beaconsfield when he was prime minister.
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^ Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, born on December 21, 1804; Sybil , 1845 .
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.He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister.^ Benjamin Disraeli , 1st Earl of Beaconsfield ( 1804 - 12-21 – 1881 - 04-19 ) was a British politician, novelist, and essayist, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom .
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^ STANLEY WEINTRAUB: Disraeli was a novelist; Disraeli was twice prime minister and probably one of the major figures of the 19th century in England.
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^ William Pitt (the Younger) served as Prime Minister on a number of occasions during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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.A teenage convert to Anglicanism, he was nonetheless the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister of Jewish heritage.^ WEINTRAUB: Disraeli was prime minister for the first time in 1868, and the two illegitimate children were born by then.
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^ He was a great prime minister, I don’t deny, but his One Nation conservatism was largely a continuation of what Labour had been doing, only with a more mixed economy.
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^ You say that none of the stuff the Wilson or Attlee did was as important as this, I agree but they were far better prime ministers than Churchill, who struggled to run the peace time country and also relied to heavily on his charisma.
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[1] He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.
.Although a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with the other leading figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the overall leader, were often strained.^ Well, then, if it is neither the Crown nor the Church, whose rights and privileges this Conservative party propose to vindicate, is it your House, the House of Lords, whose powers they are prepared to uphold?
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^ WEINTRAUB: I think we'd have to consider him something on the order of a liberal Republican; that is, he was in the Conservative Party but he was in the liberal wing of his party.
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^ 'No, no, no,' said Lord Monmouth; 'the Tory party is organised now; they will not catch us napping again: these Conservative Associations have done the business.'
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Not until the 1860s would Derby and Disraeli be on easy terms, and the latter's succession of the former assured. .From 1852 onwards, Disraeli's career would also be marked by his often intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Party.^ William Gladstone on discovering, after Disraeli's death, that he had refused a state funeral to be buried alongside his wife.
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^ Supposedly Gladstone to Disraeli, actually between Sandwich and Foote: John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich : "Foote, I have often wondered what catastrophe would bring you to your end; but I think, that you must either die of the p-x, or the halter."
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^ William Ewart Gladstone , letter to Malcolm MacColl ( 1877 - 08-11 ) He was quite remarkable enough to fill a volume of Éloge.
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.In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who came to detest Gladstone during the latter's first premiership in the 1870s.^ While the duchess was dressing, Bertha St. Aldegonde and Victoria Montairy, who had just arrived, came in to give her a rapid embrace while their own toilets were unpacking.
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^ In about a quarter of an hour the gentleman bowed and retired, and another person came in, and one whom Lothair recognized as a young man who had been sitting during the first act in a stall beneath him.
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^ During the first four-and-twenty hours he felt like a child who had returned to school, and, the day after, like a man on a desert island.
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.In 1876 Disraeli was raised to the peerage as the Earl of Beaconsfield, capping nearly four decades in the House of Commons.^ The end of Disraeli's badly-received maiden speech in the House of Commons in 1837.
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^ The four votes he had inherited in the House of Commons had been increased, by his intense volition and unsparing means, to ten; and the very day he was raised to his Marquisate, he commenced sapping fresh corporations, and was working for the strawberry leaf.
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.Before and during his political career, Disraeli was well-known as a literary and social figure, although his novels are not generally regarded as a part of the Victorian literary canon.^ But he was a public figure; people would read what he had to say because it was Disraeli even it didn't turn out to be an exciting novel.
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^ How can the great titans of Victorian politics – Disraeli, Gladstone, and Salisbury – be ignored.
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^ She indeed generally succeeded in conveying an impression to those she addressed, that she had never seen them before, did not care to see them now, and never wished to see them again.
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.He mainly wrote romances, of which Sybil and Vivian Grey are perhaps the best-known today.^ He was also a novelist ( Vivian Grey ; Popanilla ; The Rise of Iskander ; Sybil, or the Two Nations ).
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.He is exceptional among British Prime Ministers for having gained equal social and political renown.^ In 2004, Atlee was voted as the greatest British Prime Minister of the 20th century by MORI; an opinion which is also largely held by the British public.
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^ Despite the highly unpopular war in Iraq, and the Cash for Peerages scandal, Tony Blair will go down in history as one of the great British Prime Ministers.
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^ Maybe rather than having 1 number 1 prime minister, we should appreciate that many differnt prime ministers have contributed to the great nation that is Britain.
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He was twice successful as the Glasgow University Conservative Association's candidate for Rector of the University, holding the post for two full terms between 1871 and 1877.

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Early life

Disraeli's biographers believe he was descended from Italian Sephardic Jews. He claimed Spanish ancestry, possibly referring to the ultimate origin of his family heritage in Spain prior to the expulsion of Jews in 1492, after which many Jews emigrated, in two waves: the bulk to the Ottoman Empire, but many more, first to northern Italy, then to the Netherlands, and finally England.[2] .He was the second child and eldest son of Isaac D'Israeli, a literary critic and historian, and Maria Basevi.^ One more example of Isaac D'Israeli's words being misattributed to his son.
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^ The eldest son hated his father; and, it was said, in spite had married a lady to whom that father was attached, and with whom Lord Monmouth then meditated a second alliance.
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^ This was quoted from Turner by Isaac D'Israeli in his The Amenities of Literature (1841) and, through the confusion of father with son, has come to be falsely attributed to Benjamin Disraeli.
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Benjamin changed the spelling in the 1820s by dropping the apostrophe.[3] His siblings included Sarah (1802–1859), Naphtali (1807), Ralph (1809–1898), and James (1813–1868).[4] Benjamin at first attended a small school, the Reverend John Potticary's school at Blackheath.[5] His father had Benjamin baptised in 1817 following a dispute with their synagogue. The elder D'Israeli was content to remain outside organized religion. From 1817, Benjamin attended a school at Higham Hill, in Walthamstow, under Eliezer Cogan.[6] His younger brothers, in contrast, attended the superior Winchester College.[7]
His father groomed him for a career in law, and Disraeli was articled to a solicitor in 1821. In 1824, Disraeli toured Belgium and the Rhine Valley with his father and later wrote that it was while travelling on the Rhine that he decided to abandon the law: "I determined when descending those magical waters that I would not be a lawyer."[8] On his return to England he speculated on the stock exchange on various South American mining companies. The recognition of the new South American republics on the recommendation of George Canning had led to a considerable boom, encouraged by various promoters. In this connection, Disraeli became involved with the financier J. D. Powles, one such booster. In the course of 1825, Disraeli wrote three anonymous pamphlets for Powles, promoting the companies.[9]
.That same year Disraeli's financial activities brought him into contact with the publisher John Murray who was also involved in the South American mines.^ Her husband, being an American, was probably a Protestant, but he was a gentleman of the South, and with nothing puritanical about him.
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^ Baron Mecklenburg brought him to me to paint for my great picture of St. John, which is in the gallery of Munich.
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^ For his part, he had never doubted that a Conservative government was ultimately inevitable; had told Lord John so two years ago, and, between themselves, Lord John was of the same opinion.
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.Accordingly, they attempted to bring out a newspaper, The Representative, to promote both the cause of the mines and those politicians who supported the mines, specifically George Canning.^ Being true Englishmen, they were all against Buckhurst's opponent, who was of the Venetian party, and who ended by calling out Buckhurst for his personalities.
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^ They were gentlemen who, to judge from their general air and the great consideration with which they were treated by those who were occasionally in their vicinity, were personages whose criticism bore authority.
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^ Those who talk of negotiating treaties of reciprocity...have they the materials for negotiating treaties of reciprocity?
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The paper was a failure, in part because the mining "bubble" burst in late 1825, which ruined Powles and Disraeli. Also, according to Disraeli's biographer, Lord Blake, the paper was "atrociously edited", and would have failed regardless. .Disraeli's debts incurred from this debacle would haunt him for the rest of his life.^ He began the electrical research that, along with other scientific inquiries, would occupy him for the rest of his life (in between bouts of politics and money-making).
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Before his entrance into parliament, Disraeli was involved with several women, most notably Henrietta, Lady Sykes (the wife of Sir Francis Sykes, 3rd Bt), who served as the model for Henrietta Temple. .It was Henrietta who introduced Disraeli to Lord Lyndhurst, with whom she later became romantically involved.^ Lord Eskdale, who was always doing kind things to actors and actresses, had a great regard for Villebecque, with whom he had often supped.
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^ On the other hand, Lord Monmouth hated his younger son, who had married, against his consent, a woman to whom that son was devoted.
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^ The lord-lieutenant was the first person who congratulated Lothair, though the high-sheriff had pushed forward for that purpose, but, in his awkward precipitation, he got involved with the train of the Hon.
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As Lord Blake observed: "The true relationship between the three cannot be determined with certainty ... there can be no doubt that the affair [figurative usage] damaged .Disraeli and that it made its contribution, along with many other episodes, to the understandable aura of distrust which hung around his name for so many years."^ He said to me the other night the same things as he said to me at Rome many years ago.
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^ And it answered: you made the acquaintance of its eminent men, men whose names will be soon in everybody's mouth, for before another year elapses Rome will be the cynosure of the world.
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^ When I was old enough to understand my mother told me that doctor and many others charged a sliding scale based on what they thought their patients could afford (ours was around the middle), thus subsidising the poor by the wealthy.
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In 1839 he settled his private life by marrying Mary Anne Lewis, the rich widow of Wyndham Lewis, Disraeli's erstwhile colleague at Maidstone. .Mary Lewis was 12 years his senior, and their union was seen as being based on financial interests, but they came to cherish one another.^ "I went to an evening party last season -- I came up from Christchurch on purpose for it -- and if ever they catch me at another, they shall inflict any penalty they please."
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^ END OF BOOK VI. BOOK VII. CHAPTER I. It was one of those gorgeous and enduring sunsets that seemed to linger as if they wished to celebrate the mid-period of the year.
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^ A woman came to Miss Arundel and told her that, in one of the ambulances, was a young man whom they could not make out.
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Isaac D'Israeli
Father of Benjamin Disraeli

Literary career

.Disraeli turned towards literature after his financial disaster, motivated in part by a desperate need for money, and brought out his first novel, Vivian Grey, in 1826. Disraeli's biographers agree that Vivian Grey was a thinly-veiled re-telling of the affair of The Representative, and it proved very popular on its release, although it also caused much offence within the Tory literary world when Disraeli's authorship was discovered.^ He inflated the economy so that it got out of control in the first part of his premiership, followed by measures to control domestic inflation at a time when world commodity prices (particularly oil) increased steeply.
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^ Perhaps things may turn out better than they first promised.
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^ "I believe Colonel Campian has large estates in the South," said Lothair; "but, though really I have no right to speak of his affairs, he must have suffered very much."
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.The book, initially anonymous, was purportedly written by a "man of fashion" – someone who moved in high society.^ In fact, they wanted a Phoenix: a very rich man, who would do exactly as they liked, with extremely low opinions and with very high connections.
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.Disraeli, then just twenty-three, did not move in high society, and the numerous solecisms present in Vivian Grey made this painfully obvious.^ Indeed, feeling of any kind did not suit the present age: it was not _bon ton_; and in some degree always made a man ridiculous.
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Reviewers were sharply critical on these grounds of both the author and the book. .Furthermore, John Murray believed that Disraeli had caricatured him and abused his confidence–an accusation denied at the time, and by the official biography, although subsequent biographers (notably Blake) have sided with Murray.^ But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity.
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A Young Disraeli
by Sir Francis Grant, 1852
.After producing a Vindication of the English Constitution, and some political pamphlets, Disraeli followed up Vivian Grey with a series of novels, The Young Duke (1831), Contarini Fleming (1832), Alroy (1833), Venetia and Henrietta Temple (1837).^ Tis some indefinite recollection of these mystic passages of their young emotion that makes grey-haired men mourn over the memory of their schoolboy days.
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^ The ladies withdrew; Sir Joseph began to talk politics, although the young men had threatened their fair companions immediately to follow them.
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^ Exclusive principles in the constitution, and restrictive principles in commerce, have grown up together; and have really nothing in common with the ancient character of our political settlement, or the manners and customs of the English people.
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During the same period he had also written The Revolutionary Epick and three burlesques, Ixion, The Infernal Marriage, and Popanilla. .Of these only Henrietta Temple (based on his affair with Henrietta Sykes, wife of Sir Francis William Sykes, 3rd Bt) was a true success.^ And the accomplished Sir Francis was there, and several R. A. s of eminence, for Phoebus was a true artist, and loved the brotherhood, and always placed them in the post of honor.
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^ A thunderbolt in a summer sky, as Sir William Temple says, could not have produced a greater sensation.
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During the 1840s Disraeli wrote three political novels collectively known as "the Trilogy"–Sybil, Coningsby, and Tancred.[15]
Disraeli's relationships with other male writers of his period were strained or non-existent. .After the disaster of The Representative, John Gibson Lockhart became a bitter enemy and the two never reconciled.^ For his part, he had never doubted that a Conservative government was ultimately inevitable; had told Lord John so two years ago, and, between themselves, Lord John was of the same opinion.
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[16] .Disraeli's preference for female company prevented the development of contact with those who were otherwise not alienated by his opinions, comportment or background.^ Her hereditary disease developed itself; gradually, but in a manner alarming to those who loved her.
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.One contemporary who tried to bridge the gap, William Makepeace Thackeray, established a tentative cordial relationship in the late 1840s only to see everything collapse when Disraeli took offence at a burlesque of him which Thackeray penned for Punch.^ But his reception was not encouraging, at least not sufficiently cordial for one who by nature was retiring and reserved.
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^ All of course by mere accident; one might meet the same men regularly every day for a month, who were only 'passing through town.'
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^ The lateness of the hour permitted the lord-lieutenant and those guests who had arrived only the previous day to look over the castle, or ramble about the gardens.
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Disraeli took revenge in Endymion (published in 1880), when he caricatured Thackeray as "St. Barbe".[17]
.Critic William Kuhn argued much of Disraeli's fiction can be read as "the memoirs he never wrote", revealing the inner life of a politician for whom the norms of Victorian public life appeared to represent a social straitjacket – particularly with regard to his allegedly "ambiguous sexuality."^ Always obliging, she was never wearied of chanting his praises to her noble admirer, who was apparently much gratified she should have bestowed her esteem on one of whom she would necessarily in after-life see so much.
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^ All the soft, social, domestic sympathies of his nature, which, however abundant, had never been cultivated, were developed by the life he was now leading.
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Parliament

Sir Robert Peel, Bt.
Prime Minister 1834–35, 1841–46
Lord John Manners
Friend of Disraeli, and leading figure in the Young England movement
Disraeli had been considering a political career as early as 1830, before he departed England for the Mediterranean. .His first real efforts, however, did not come until 1832, during the great crisis over the Reform Bill, when he contributed to an anti-Whig pamphlet edited by John Wilson Croker and published by Murray entitled England and France: or a cure for Ministerial Gallomania.^ And a Venetian constitution did govern England from the accession of the House of Hanover until 1832.
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^ As a picture of aristocratic life in England in the first part of the nineteenth century it has, however, enduring significance and charm.
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^ For there is no man, however gifted, even however conceited, who has any real confidence in himself until he has acted."
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.The choice of a Tory publication was regarded as odd by Disraeli's friends and relatives, who thought him more of a Radical.^ The Moderate men, who thought more of local than political circumstances, liked the name of Coningsby.
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^ The brief administration elevated him in public opinion, and even in the eye of Europe; and it is probable that a much longer term of power would not have contributed more to his fame.
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^ Politics had as yet appeared to him a struggle whether the country was to be governed by Whig nobles or Tory nobles; and he thought it very unfortunate that he should probably have to enter life with his friends out of power, and his family boroughs destroyed.
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.Indeed, Disraeli had objected to Murray about Croker inserting "high Tory" sentiment, writing that "it is quite impossible that anything adverse to the general measure of Reform can issue from my pen."^ The streets were quite deserted, and he wandered about with a strange curiosity, gratified as he sometimes encountered famous objects he had read of, and yet the true character of which no reading ever realizes.
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^ Was it to be a Tory government, or an Enlightened- Spirit-of-the-Age Liberal-Moderate-Reform government; was it to be a government of high philosophy or of low practice; of principle or of expediency; of great measures or of little men?
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^ 'Quite impossible, sir;' and the clerk, withdrawing his glance, continued his writing.
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Further, at the time Gallomania was published, Disraeli was in fact electioneering in High Wycombe in the Radical interest.[19] Disraeli's politics at the time were influenced both by his rebellious streak and by his desire to make his mark. .In the early 1830s the Tories and the interests they represented appeared to be a lost cause.^ In the political world of course he never mixed, but the friends of his boyhood were deeply interested in affairs, and they lost no opportunity which he would permit them, of cultivating his society.
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.The other great party, the Whigs, was anathema to Disraeli: "Toryism is worn out & I cannot condescend to be a Whig."^ Taper beat Tadpole; and the great Conservative party beat the shattered and exhausted Whigs.
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^ They require great care; they want both air and exercise; they must be worn frequently; you cannot lock them up.
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^ 'The Whigs are worn out,' said Vere, 'Conservatism is a sham, and Radicalism is pollution.'
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[20]
.Though he initially stood for election, unsuccessfully, as a Radical, Disraeli was a Tory by the time he won a seat in the House of Commons in 1837 representing the constituency of Maidstone.^ 'I feel that I am not sufficiently prepared for so great a responsibility as a seat in the House of Commons,' said Coningsby.
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^ I say it now, and I have said it a hundred times, the House of Commons is a more aristocratic body than the House of Lords.
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^ He won a landslide victory over Winston Churchill and was the first Labour Prime Minister to have a majority in the House of Commons.
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[21]
.Although a Conservative, Disraeli was sympathetic to some of the demands of the Chartists and argued for an alliance between the landed aristocracy and the working class against the increasing power of the merchants and new industrialists in the middle class, helping to found the Young England group in 1842 to promote the view that the landed interests should use their power to protect the poor from exploitation by middle-class businessmen.^ "Then you have a great power against you," said the general, in "addition to England."
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^ Lothair used to hurry to town from his morning visit, dine at some great house, which satisfied the demands of society, and then drive down to Roehampton.
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^ And now I am sent here with full powers, and am a pacha of the highest class, and with a prospect of some warm work.
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.During the twenty years between the Corn Laws and the Second Reform Bill Disraeli would seek a Tory-Radical alliance, to little avail.^ You would not have given him five-and-twenty years; he seemed redolent of youth.
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^ Don John of Austria won Lepanto at twenty-five, the greatest battle of modern time; had it not been for the jealousy of Philip, the next year he would have been Emperor of Mauritania.
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^ During five-and-twenty years every influence that can develop the energies and resources of a nation had been acting with concentrated stimulation on the British Isles.
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.Prior to the 1867 Reform Bill the working class did not possess the vote and therefore had little tangible political power.^ And now they were quite ready to vote against the Reform Bill, but this was to prevent a dissolution.
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^ And the Oxford Road Works, where they are always making a little change, bit by bit reform, eh!
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^ For myself, while I ascribe little influence to physical causes for the production of this perplexity, I am still less of opinion that it can be removed by any new disposition of political power.
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Although Disraeli forged a personal friendship with John Bright, a Lancashire manufacturer and leading Radical, Disraeli was unable to convince Bright to sacrifice principle for political gain. .After one such attempt, Bright noted in his diary that Disraeli "seems unable to comprehend the morality of our political course."^ Indeed, I never met any one who seemed to me so clever, or to say such remarkable things.'
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^ There are some books, when we close them; one or two in the course of our life, difficult as it may be to analyse or ascertain the cause; our minds seem to have made a great leap.
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^ It is not impossible that the political movements of our time, which seem on the surface to have a tendency to democracy, may have in reality a monarchical bias.
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[22]

Protection

.Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel passed over Disraeli when putting together his government in 1841 and Disraeli, hurt, gradually became a sharp critic of Peel's government, often deliberately adopting positions contrary to those of his nominal chief.^ Sir Robert Peel- Conservative 1834-35, 1841-46 5.
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^ Sir Robert Peel- Conservative 1834-35, 1841-46 3.
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^ Though I think often Attlee is over looked by history and by the general population, as are most ex-prime ministers.
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[23] .The best known of these cases was the Maynooth grant in 1845 and the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846. The end of 1845 and the first months of 1846 were dominated by a battle in parliament between the free traders and the protectionists over the repeal of the Corn Laws, with the latter rallying around Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck.^ This is Hexham House, and where Lord Hexham lived in the days of the first Georges.
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^ At the end of the first week after Coningsby's arrival, Lord Eskdale appeared, bringing with him Lucian Gay; and soon after followed the Marquess of Beaumanoir and Mr. Melton.
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.An alliance of pro free-trade Conservatives (the "Peelites"), Radicals, and Whigs carried repeal, and the Conservative Party split: the Peelites moved towards the Whigs, while a "new" Conservative Party formed around the protectionists, led by Disraeli, Bentinck, and Lord Stanley (later Lord Derby).^ To start with Blair moved the labour party towards the centre of the political spectrum which abandoned many of the Labour party’s traditional voters and many of their mp’s.
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[24]
.This split had profound implications for Disraeli's political career: almost every Conservative politician with official experience followed Peel, leaving the rump bereft of leadership.^ We have seen that at an early period of his career, Mr. Peel withdrew from official life.
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^ It would seem, therefore, that Sir Robert Peel, from an early period, meditated his emancipation from the political confederacy in which he was implicated, and that he has been continually baffled in this project.
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.As one biographer wrote, "[Disraeli] found himself almost the only figure on his side capable of putting up the oratorical display essential for a parliamentary leader."^ It was a very few days after the first evening visit of Lothair to Belmont that he found himself one morning alone with Theodora.
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^ What he most prided himself on was being the hereditary owner of a real deer -- park the only one, he asserted, in the county.
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^ There was a chair before the table, so placed as if some one had only recently quitted it; a book was open, but turned upon its face, with an ivory cutter by its side.
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[25] Looking on from the House of Lords, the Duke of Argyll wrote that Disraeli "was like a subaltern in a great battle where every superior officer was killed or wounded."[26] If the remainder of the Conservative Party could muster the electoral support necessary to form a government, then Disraeli was now guaranteed high office. .However, he would take office with a group of men who possessed little or no official experience, who had rarely felt moved to speak in the House of Commons before, and who, as a group, remained hostile to Disraeli on a personal level, his assault on the Corn Laws notwithstanding.^ Many bright dames and damsels, and many influential men, were there, who little deemed that deep and daring thoughts were there masked by many a gracious countenance.
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^ After the ladies had retired, Bertram, who dined at the same house, moved up to him; and Hugo Bohun came over and took the vacant seat on his other side.
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^ To enter the House of Commons a slave and a tool; to move according to instructions, and to labour for the low designs of petty spirits, without even the consolation of being a dupe.
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[27]

Bentinck and the leadership

Lord George Bentinck
Conservative leader in the commons 1846–48
In 1847 a small political crisis occurred which removed Bentinck from the leadership and highlighted Disraeli's differences with his own party. In the preceding general election, Lionel de Rothschild had been returned for the City of London. Ever since Catholic Emancipation, members of parliament were required to swear the oath "on the true faith of a Christian." Rothschild, an unconverted Jew, could not do so and therefore could not take his seat. .Lord John Russell, the Whig leader who had succeeded Peel as Prime Minister and like Rothschild a member for the City of London, introduced a Jewish Disabilities Bill to amend the oath and permit Jews to enter Parliament.^ The Prime Minister is a Member of Parliament, and in his executive capacity, is accountable to Parliament.
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^ That is why he is a great leader but not a great prime minister.
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^ He was a good leader, but he was not a good prime minister.
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[28]
.Disraeli spoke in favour of the measure, arguing that Christianity was "completed Judaism," and asking of the House of Commons "Where is your Christianity if you do not believe in their Judaism?"^ 'What a pity it is you have a House of Commons here!
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^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.
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^ Of course you will ask Lord Henry and your friend Sir Charles Buckhurst; and is there any one else that you would like to invite?'
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[29] .While Disraeli did not argue that the Jews did the Christians a favour by killing Christ, as he had in Tancred and would in Lord George Bentinck,[30] his speech was badly received by his own party,[31] which along with the Anglican establishment was hostile to the bill.^ And a party did go -- all the Phoebus family, and Lord and Lady St. Aldegonde, and Lady Corisande, and Bertram, and Lothair.
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[32] .Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford and a friend of Disraeli's, spoke strongly against the measure and implied that Russell was paying off the Jews for "helping" elect him.^ On this head his tutor at Oxford had fortified him; by a conviction of the Apostolical succession of the English bishops, which no Act of Parliament could alter or affect.
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[33] .Every member of the future protectionist cabinet then in parliament (except Disraeli) voted against the measure.^ It is the atheists alone, I fear, who are now carrying every thing before them, and against whom there is no comfort, except the rock of St. Peter."
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.One member who was not, Lord John Manners, stood against Rothschild when the latter re-submitted himself for election in 1849. Bentinck, then still Conservative leader in the Commons, joined Disraeli in speaking and voting for the bill, although his own speech was a standard one of toleration.^ "I do not know how his lordship will get on with one of my guardians, the cardinal; but his eminence is not here in a priestly character; and, as for that, there is less chance of his differing with the cardinal than with my other guardian Lord Culloden, who is a member of the Free Kirk."
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^ 'So do I,' said Lord Eskdale; 'Sidonia is the only man who tells one anything new.'
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^ One of these was Mr. Ormsby; the school, the college, and the club crony of Lord Monmouth, who had been his shadow through life; travelled with him in early days, won money with him at play, had been his colleague in the House of Commons; and was still one of his nominees.
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[34]
.In the aftermath of the debate Bentinck resigned the leadership and feuded with Stanley, leader in the Lords and overall leader, who had opposed the measure and directed the party whips—in the Commons—to oppose the measure as well.^ Had Mr. Secretary Canning remained leader of the House of Commons under the Duke of Wellington, all that he would have gained by the death of Lord Liverpool was a master.
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.Bentinck was succeeded by Lord Granby; Disraeli's own speech, thought by many of his own party to be blasphemous, ruled him out for the time being.^ Being true Englishmen, they were all against Buckhurst's opponent, who was of the Venetian party, and who ended by calling out Buckhurst for his personalities.
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^ Now to come to a point that his time as PM is famous for his relationship with the US. Many have perceived Blair as being a puppet for the US including Nelson Mandela who called him “the US FOREIGN MINISTER” for.
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^ In fact at times he was supported by the Labour minority more than by his own party.
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[35] .Even as these intrigues played out, Disraeli was working with the Bentinck family to secure the necessary financing to purchase Hughenden Manor, in Buckinghamshire.^ It was a great croquet family, the Brentham family; even listless Lord St. Aldegonde would sometimes play, with a cigar never out of his mouth.
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.This purchase allowed him to stand for the county, which was "essential" if one was to lead the Conservative Party at the time.^ I understand my tailor has turned Liberal, and is going to stand for one of the metropolitan districts, a friend of Lord Durham; perhaps I shall find him in it when I return.
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^ And yet the interval that elapsed between 1835 and 1837 proved, that there was all this time in the Whig array one entirely competent to the office of leading a great party, though his capacity for that fulfilment was too tardily recognised.
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^ Edward Heath is placed at number 10, to me he is one of the Conservative Party’s weakest leader.
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He and Mary Anne alternated between Hughenden and several homes in London for the remainder of their marriage. .These negotiations were complicated by the sudden death of Lord George on 21 September 1848, but Disraeli obtained a loan of £25,000 (equivalent to about £1.96 million as of 2010)[36] from Lord George's brothers Lord Henry Bentinck and Lord Titchfield.^ I will tell you all about him,' said Lord Henry.
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^ 'I think that all the people about Beaumanoir would stand by the Duke,' said Lord Henry, pensively.
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[37]
.Within a month Granby resigned the leadership in the commons, feeling himself inadequate to the post, and the party functioned without an actual leader in the commons for the remainder of the parliamentary session.^ The House of Lords, even the Monarch himself, has openly announced and confessed, within these ten years, that the will of the House of Commons is supreme.
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At the start of the next session, affairs were handled by a triumvirate of Granby, Disraeli, and John Charles Herries–indicative of the tension between Disraeli and the rest of the party, who needed his talents but mistrusted the man. This confused arrangement ended with Granby's resignation in 1851; Disraeli effectively ignored the two men regardless.[38]

Office

First Derby government

The Earl of Derby
Prime Minister 1852, 1858–59, 1866–68
.The first opportunity for the protectionist Tories under Disraeli and Stanley to take office came in 1851, when Lord John Russell's government was defeated in the House of Commons over the Ecclesiastical Titles Act 1851.^ Asquith is also commended for bringing in the Parliament Act of 1911, which reduced the power of the House of Lords so they could only delay, and not outright reject a bill passed from the House of Commons.
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^ The prerogatives of the Crown, provided they are not exercised; the independence of the House of Lords, provided it is not asserted; the Ecclesiastical estate, provided it is regulated by a commission of laymen.
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^ 'All is right,' exclaimed the devoted Rigby, in broken tones; 'I have convinced the King that the First Minister must be in the House of Commons.
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.Disraeli was to have been Home Secretary, with Stanley (becoming the Earl of Derby later that year) as Prime Minister.^ To start with she opened up British politics to the lower classes and women, more than those before her, by becoming Prime minister.
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^ Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister in the late 1930’s.
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^ The result was later hailed by Prime Minister Harold Wilson as a “historic decision”.” .
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.Other possible ministers included Sir Robert Inglis, Henry Goulburn, John Charles Herries, and Lord Ellenborough.^ The list is extraordinarily biased towards the twentieth century – only two Prime Ministers from other centuries are included.
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^ Sir Henry became Prime Minister on 5th December 1905 and left office on 7th April 1908.
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^ The post is generally acknowledged to have begun with Sir Robert Walpole on 4th April 1721 when he obtained the post of First Lord of the Treasury.
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.The Peelites, however, refused to serve under Stanley or with Disraeli so long as the question of free trade remained unsettled, and attempts to form a purely protectionist government failed.^ And if the country sticks to free trade, and would enlarge its currency, and be firm to the Protestant faith, it will, under Divine Providence, continue to progress.
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^ They would all have been asking who she was, where she came from, how long Lothair had known her, all those questions, kind and neighborly, which under such circumstances occur.
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Derby supposedly remarked at the time, "Pshaw! These are not names which I can put before the Queen!"[39]
.Russell resumed office, but resigned again in early 1852 when a combination of the protectionists and Lord Palmerston defeated him on a Militia Bill.^ 'Paul Evelyn; I met him as I passed Brookes', and he told me that Lord Grey had resigned, and the King had accepted his resignation.'
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[40] This time Lord Derby (as he had become) took office, and to general surprise appointed Disraeli Chancellor of the Exchequer.[41] .Disraeli had offered to stand aside as leader in the House of Commons in favour of Palmerston, but the latter declined.^ Had Mr. Secretary Canning remained leader of the House of Commons under the Duke of Wellington, all that he would have gained by the death of Lord Liverpool was a master.
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[42]
The primary responsibility of a mid-Victorian chancellor was to produce a Budget for the coming fiscal year. .Disraeli proposed to reduce taxes on malt and tea (indirect taxation); additional revenue would come from an increase in the house tax.^ 'A good farmer's friend cry without Malt Tax would work just as well.'
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^ Even Lord Monmouth half talked of going, though, for his part, he wished people would come to him, and never ask him to their houses.
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.More controversially, Disraeli also proposed to alter the workings of the income tax (direct taxation) by "differentiating"–i.e., different rates would be levied on different types of income.^ If the working-classes were properly lodged, at their present rate of wages, they would be richer.
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[43] .The establishment of the income tax on a permanent basis had been the subject of much inter-party discussion since the fall of Peel's ministry, but no consensus had been reached, and Disraeli was criticised for mixing up details over the different "schedules" of income.^ In this volume you will find many a thought illustrated and many a principle attempted to be established that we have often together partially discussed and canvassed.
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^ This was too much for Sir Joseph, whose political knowledge did not reach much further back than the ministry of the Mediocrities; hardly touched the times of the Corresponding Society.
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^ This ministry, strong in the confidence of the sovereign, the parliament, and the people, might, by the courageous promulgation of great historical truths, have gradually formed a public opinion, that would have permitted them to organise the Tory party on a broad, a permanent, and national basis.
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.Disraeli's proposal to extend the tax to Ireland gained him further enemies, and he was also hampered by an unexpected increase in defence expenditure, which was forced on him by Derby and Sir John Pakington (Secretary of State for War and the Colonies) (leading to his celebrated remark to John Bright about the "damned defences").^ About a quarter of a mile further on, appeared a village of not inconsiderable size, and remarkable from the neatness and even picturesque character of its architecture, and the gay gardens that surrounded it.
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[44] .This, combined with bad timing and perceived inexperience led to the failure of the Budget and consequently the fall of the government in December of that year.^ In office for barely two years, and not, in practice, head of government for much of that time because he was terminally ill.
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[45]
.Gladstone's final speech on the failed Budget marked the beginning of over twenty years of mutual parliamentary hostility, as well as the end of Gladstone's formal association with the Conservative Party.^ Well, then, if it is neither the Crown nor the Church, whose rights and privileges this Conservative party propose to vindicate, is it your House, the House of Lords, whose powers they are prepared to uphold?
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^ CHAPTER V. Towards the end of the session of 1836, the hopes of the Conservative party were again in the ascendant.
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^ 'No, no, no,' said Lord Monmouth; 'the Tory party is organised now; they will not catch us napping again: these Conservative Associations have done the business.'
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.No Conservative reconciliation remained possible so long as Disraeli remained leader in the House of Commons.^ Had Mr. Secretary Canning remained leader of the House of Commons under the Duke of Wellington, all that he would have gained by the death of Lord Liverpool was a master.
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^ But you have effaced this exclusive character of Parliament; you have determined that a communion with the Established Church shall no longer be part of the qualification for sitting in the House of Commons.
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^ There is no reason, so far as the constitution avails, why every member of the House of Commons should not be a dissenter.
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[46]

Opposition

With the fall of the government, Disraeli and the Conservatives returned to the opposition benches. .Derby's successor as Prime Minister was the Peelite Lord Aberdeen, whose ministry was composed of both Peelites and Whigs.^ 'Come, come, Coningsby,' said Lord Vere, the son of a Whig minister; 'I am all for Manchester and Birmingham.'
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Disraeli himself was succeeded as chancellor by Gladstone.[47]

Second Derby government

The Viscount Palmerston
Prime Minister 1855–58, 1859–65
.Lord Palmerston's government collapsed in 1858 amid public fallout over the Orsini affair and Derby took office at the head of a purely 'Conservative' administration.^ You may have a corrupt government and a pure community; you may have a corrupt community and a pure administration.
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^ In office for barely two years, and not, in practice, head of government for much of that time because he was terminally ill.
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^ For his part, he had never doubted that a Conservative government was ultimately inevitable; had told Lord John so two years ago, and, between themselves, Lord John was of the same opinion.
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He again offered a place to Gladstone, who declined. .Disraeli remained leader of the House of Commons and returned to the Exchequer.^ Had Mr. Secretary Canning remained leader of the House of Commons under the Duke of Wellington, all that he would have gained by the death of Lord Liverpool was a master.
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^ I shall positively return to-morrow, and I will dine with you at White's, and we will go to the House of Commons together, or go to the play."
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^ Gratitude to Lord Grey was the hustings-cry at the end of 1832, the pretext that was to return to the new-modelled House of Commons none but men devoted to the Whig cause.
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.As in 1852 Derby's was a minority government, dependent on the division of its opponents for survival.^ He had a minority government and relied on coalitions to survive.
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[48] The principal measure of the 1858 session would be a bill to re-organise governance of India, the Indian Mutiny having exposed the inadequacy of dual control. .The first attempt at legislation was drafted by the President of the Board of Control, Lord Ellenborough, who had previously served as Governor-General of India (1841–44).^ The lateness of the hour permitted the lord-lieutenant and those guests who had arrived only the previous day to look over the castle, or ramble about the gardens.
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^ After sunset, enveloped in their cloaks, the general and his companions, the party increased by the officers who had been in command previous to his arrival, smoked their cigars round the camp-fire.
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^ The lord-lieutenant was the first person who congratulated Lothair, though the high-sheriff had pushed forward for that purpose, but, in his awkward precipitation, he got involved with the train of the Hon.
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The bill, however, was riddled with complexities and had to be withdrawn. .Soon after, Ellenborough was forced to resign over an entirely separate matter involving the current Governor-General, Lord Canning.^ Although a Roman, I am not a Roman Catholic; and Colonel Campian's views on Italian affairs generally would, I fear, not entirely agree with Lord St. Jerome's."
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[49]
Faced with a vacancy, Disraeli and Derby tried yet again to bring Gladstone into the government. .Disraeli wrote a personal letter to Gladstone, asking him to place the good of the party above personal animosity: "Every man performs his office, and there is a Power, greater than ourselves, that disposes of all this…" In responding to Disraeli Gladstone denied that personal feelings played any role in his decision then and previously to accept office, while acknowledging that there were differences between him and Derby "broader than you may have supposed."^ There is not a man who speaks such good English as you do."
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^ There is just the difference between the matron and the maiden; that is all.
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^ A great thing is a great book; but greater than all is the talk of a great man.
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Gladstone also hinted at the strength of his own faith, and the role it played in his public life, when he addressed Disraeli's most personal and private appeal:
I state these points fearlessly and without reserve, for you have yourself well reminded me that there is a Power beyond us that disposes of what we are and do, and I find the limits of choice in public life to be very narrow.—W. E. Gladstone to Disraeli, 1858[50]
.With Gladstone's refusal Derby and Disraeli looked elsewhere and settled on Disraeli's old friend Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who became Secretary of State for the Colonies; Derby's son Lord Stanley, succeeded Ellenborough at the Board of Control.^ His son-in-law, Lord Everingham, who was a Whig, and a clearheaded, cold-blooded man, looked upon the New Poor Law as another Magna Charta.
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^ On the other hand, Lord Monmouth hated his younger son, who had married, against his consent, a woman to whom that son was devoted.
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^ Hugo Bohun to Mrs. Campian, who was sitting apart, listening to Lord St. Aldegonde's account of his travels in the United States, which he was very sorry he ever quitted.
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.Stanley, with Disraeli's assistance, proposed and guided through the house the India Act, under which the subcontinent would be governed for sixty years.^ Had Mr. Secretary Canning remained leader of the House of Commons under the Duke of Wellington, all that he would have gained by the death of Lord Liverpool was a master.
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^ The two years that followed the Reform of the House of Commons are full of instruction, on which a young man would do well to ponder.
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The East India Company and its Governor-General were replaced by a viceroy and the Indian Council, while at Westminster the Board of Control was abolished and its functions assumed by the newly created India Office, under the Secretary of State for India.[51]

The 1867 Reform Bill

William Ewart Gladstone
Four-time Prime Minister
.After engineering the defeat of a Liberal Reform Bill introduced by Gladstone in 1866,[52] Disraeli and Derby introduced their own measure in 1867.[53] This was primarily a political strategy designed to give the Conservative party control of the reform process and the subsequent long-term benefits in the Commons, similar to those derived by the Whigs after their 1832 Reform Act.^ Taper beat Tadpole; and the great Conservative party beat the shattered and exhausted Whigs.
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^ How can the great titans of Victorian politics – Disraeli, Gladstone, and Salisbury – be ignored.
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^ I observe indeed a party in the State whose rule it is to consent to no change, until it is clamorously called for, and then instantly to yield; but those are Concessionary, not Conservative principles.
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.It was thought that if the Conservatives were able to secure this piece of legislation, then the newly enfranchised electorate may return their gratitude to the Tories in the form of a Conservative vote at the next general election.^ The Tories lose an important election at a critical moment; 'tis the Jews come forward to vote against them.
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As a result, this would give the Conservatives a greater chance of forming a majority government. After so many years in the 'stagnant backwaters' of British politics, this seemed most appealing. .The Reform Act 1867 extended the franchise by 938,427 – an increase of 88% – by giving the vote to male householders and male lodgers paying at least 10 pounds for rooms and eliminating rotten boroughs with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, and granting constituencies to fifteen unrepresented towns, and extra representation in parliament to larger towns such as Liverpool and Manchester, which had previously been under-represented in Parliament.^ It was a Reform of Parliament when the towns were summoned.
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^ The representation of the Press is far more complete than the representation of Parliament.
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^ Lord Monmouth, who was never greater than in adversity, and whose favourite excitement was to aim at the impossible, had never been more resolved on a Dukedom than when the Reform Act deprived him of the twelve votes which he had accumulated to attain that object.
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[54] This act was unpopular with the right wing of the Conservative Party, most notably Lord Cranborne (later the Marquess of Salisbury), who resigned from the government and spoke against the bill, accusing Disraeli of "a political betrayal which has no parallel in our Parliamentary annals."[55] Cranborne, however, was unable to lead a rebellion similar to that which Disraeli had led against Peel twenty years earlier.[56]

Prime Minister

First government

The Marquess of Salisbury
Three-time Prime Minister
.Derby's health had been declining for some time and he finally resigned as Prime Minister in late February 1868; he would live for twenty months.^ He was the last person one would have expected to recognize in an Oxford professor; but we live in times of transition.
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^ Don John of Austria won Lepanto at twenty-five, the greatest battle of modern time; had it not been for the jealousy of Philip, the next year he would have been Emperor of Mauritania.
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^ The dinners of both nations would be improved: the English would gain a delightful beverage, and the French, for the first time in their lives, would dine off hot plates.
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.Disraeli's efforts over the past two years had dispelled, for the time being, any doubts about him succeeding Derby as leader of the Conservative Party and therefore Prime Minister.^ But with this in mind this only makes him a good leader, not a good prime minister.
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^ That is why he is a great leader but not a great prime minister.
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^ He was a good leader, but he was not a good prime minister.
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As Disraeli remarked, "I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole."[57]
.However, the Conservatives were still a minority in the House of Commons, and the passage of the Reform Bill required the calling of new election once the new voting register had been compiled.^ The great public questions that were the consequence of the Reform of the House of Commons, had also agitated their young hearts.
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^ She retired as an MP in 1992, however, she is still an active member of the House of Lords today.
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^ 'They said there was no use discussing the Reform Bill in our House.
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.Disraeli's term as Prime Minister would therefore be fairly short, unless the Conservatives won the general election.^ His short term as Prime Minister brought one great success.
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^ Though I think often Attlee is over looked by history and by the general population, as are most ex-prime ministers.
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^ Nor is there any doubt that, under these circumstances, the Conservative Cause would have secured for the new ministers a parliamentary majority.
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He made only two major changes in the cabinet: he replaced Lord Chelmsford as Lord Chancellor with Lord Cairns, and brought in George Ward Hunt as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Disraeli and Chelmsford had never got along particularly well, and Cairns, in Disraeli's view, was a far stronger minister.[58]
Disraeli's first premiership was dominated by the heated debate over the established Church of Ireland. .Although Ireland was overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, the Protestant Church remained the established church and was funded by direct taxation.^ "But, when I hear of young nobles, the natural leaders of the land, going over to the Roman Catholic Church, I confess I lose heart and patience.
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^ The Church is alarmed at the scheme of a latitudinarian university, and learns with relief that funds are not forthcoming for its establishment; a Jew immediately advances and endows it.
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^ Although a Roman, I am not a Roman Catholic; and Colonel Campian's views on Italian affairs generally would, I fear, not entirely agree with Lord St. Jerome's."
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.An initial attempt by Disraeli to negotiate with Cardinal Manning the establishment of a Roman Catholic university in Dublin foundered in March when Gladstone moved resolutions to disestablish the Irish Church altogether.^ "But, when I hear of young nobles, the natural leaders of the land, going over to the Roman Catholic Church, I confess I lose heart and patience.
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^ "What the soul is to man, the Church is to the world," said the cardinal.
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^ The parliamentary position was critical, and the future of the Opposition seemed to depend on the majority by which their resolutions on the Irish Church were sent up to the House of Lords.
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.The proposal divided the Conservative Party while reuniting the Liberals under Gladstone's leadership.^ Well, then, if it is neither the Crown nor the Church, whose rights and privileges this Conservative party propose to vindicate, is it your House, the House of Lords, whose powers they are prepared to uphold?
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While Disraeli's government survived until the December general election, the initiative had passed to the Liberals, who were returned to power with a majority of 170.[59]

Second government

.After six years in opposition, Disraeli and the Conservative Party won the election of 1874, giving the party its first absolute majority in the House of Commons since the 1840s.^ He won a landslide victory over Winston Churchill and was the first Labour Prime Minister to have a majority in the House of Commons.
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^ The parliamentary position was critical, and the future of the Opposition seemed to depend on the majority by which their resolutions on the Irish Church were sent up to the House of Lords.
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^ Benjamin Disraeli- Conservative 1868, 1874-80 16.
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.Under the stewardship of R. A. Cross, the Home Secretary, Disraeli's government introduced various reforms, including the Artisan's and Labourers' Dwellings Improvement Act 1875, the Public Health Act 1875, the Sale of Food and Drugs Act (1875), and the Education Act (1876).^ A manufacturing town, enfranchised under the Reform Act, already gained by the Conservative cause!
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^ The 1867 Reform Act was the birth of democracy in the UK. And the various suffrage reforms that Gladstone introduced in the 1880s and further were magnificent.
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^ Herein, then, we detect the real cause of all that irregular and unsettled carriage of public men which so perplexed the nation after the passing of the Reform Act.
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.His government also introduced a new Factory Act meant to protect workers, the Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act 1875 to allow peaceful picketing, and the Employers and Workmen Act (1875) to enable workers to sue employers in the civil courts if they broke legal contracts.^ He also introduced new measures to protect children, in restricting the ways in which they could be employed and the manner of work they could undertake.
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As a result of these social reforms the Liberal-Labour MP Alexander Macdonald told his constituents in 1879, "The Conservative party have done more for the working classes in five years than the Liberals have in fifty."[60]

Imperialism

Disraeli and Queen Victoria, during the latter's visit to Hughenden Manor at the height of the Eastern crisis.
.
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^ 'I can remember the old house,' said the Duchess, as she took Mr. Lyle's arm; 'and I am happy to see the new one.
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^ It will adopt new dogmas, or it will abjure old ones; any thing to distinguish it from the non-conforming herd in which, nevertheless, it will be its fate to merge.
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^ 'Nay, it appears to me to lie in a nutshell,' said Lucian Gay; 'one party wishes to keep their old boroughs, and the other to get their new peers.'
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Disraeli cultivated a public image of himself as an Imperialist with grand gestures such as conferring on Queen Victoria the title “Empress of India”.
Disraeli was, according to some interpretations, a supporter of the expansion and preservation of the British Empire in the Middle East and Central Asia. In spite of the objections of his own cabinet and without Parliament's consent, he obtained a short-term loan from Lionel de Rothschild in order to purchase 44% of the shares of the Suez Canal Company. .Before this action, though, he had for the most part opted to continue the Whig policy of limited expansion, preferring to maintain the then-current borders as opposed to promoting expansion.^ They had arrived at the limit of the pleasure-grounds, and they wandered into the park and its most sequestered parts.
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^ I do think though it is rather unfair to claim that the list is bad; even those who disagree with its contents still seem to agree with the choices on the most part.
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[61]
Disraeli and Gladstone clashed over Britain's Balkan policy. .Disraeli saw the situation as a matter of British imperial and strategic interests, keeping to Palmerston's policy of supporting the Ottoman Empire against Russian expansion.^ Admittedly, he saw that as consisting of continental Europe, with the British Empire as a separate entity.
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.According to Blake, Disraeli believed in upholding Britain's greatness through a tough, "no nonsense" foreign policy that put Britain's interests above the "moral law" that advocated emancipation of small nations.^ I recognise the great economic security that at last resulted (thanks in no small measure to North Sea oil though).
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^ A nation, as an individual, has duties to fulfil appointed by God and His moral law; the individual toward his family, his town, his country; the nation toward the country of countries, humanity -- the outward world.
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^ I believe Rigby's great speech on Aldborough has done more towards the reaction than all the violence of the Political Unions put together.'
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[62] Gladstone, however, saw the issue in moral terms, for Bulgarian Christians had been massacred by the Turks and Gladstone therefore believed it was immoral to support the Ottoman Empire. Blake further argued that Disraeli's imperialism "decisively orientated the Conservative party for many years to come, and the tradition which he started was probably a bigger electoral asset in winning working-class support during the last quarter of the century than anything else".[62]
A leading proponent of the Great Game, Disraeli introduced the Royal Titles Act 1876, which created Queen Victoria Empress of India, putting her at the same level as the Russian Tsar. .In his private correspondence with the Queen, he proposed "to clear Central Asia of Muscovites and drive them into the Caspian".[63] In order to contain Russia's influence, he launched an invasion of Afghanistan and signed the Cyprus Convention with Turkey, whereby this strategically placed island was handed over to Britain.^ In a beautiful morning dress, and leaning on the arm of Mr. Rigby, she descended the stairs, and was handed into her carriage by that gentleman, who, seating himself by her side, ordered them to drive to Richmond.
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Disraeli scored another diplomatic success at the Congress of Berlin in 1878, in preventing Bulgaria from gaining full independence, limiting the growing influence of Russia in the Balkans and breaking up the League of the Three Emperors.[64] .However, difficulties in South Africa (epitomised by the defeat of the British Army at the Battle of Isandlwana), as well as Afghanistan, weakened his government and led to his party's defeat in the 1880 election.^ But when the perturbation was a little subsided, and men began to inquire why they were banded together, the difficulty of defining their purpose proved that the league, however respectable, was not a party.
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Title and death

.Disraeli was elevated to the House of Lords in 1876 when Queen Victoria made him Earl of Beaconsfield and Viscount Hughenden.^ Lord Monmouth, starting in his seat, 'some woman has got hold of him, and made him a Whig!'
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^ "You may count on Alberta St. Aldegonde and Victoria Montairy, and, I think, Lord Montairy also, if she presses him, which she has promised to do.
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^ Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 .
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.In the general election of 1880 Disraeli's Conservatives were defeated by Gladstone's Liberals, in large part owing to the uneven course of the Second Anglo-Afghan War.^ William Gladstone- Liberal 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886, 1892-94 4.
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The Irish Home Rule vote in England contributed to his party's defeat. Disraeli became ill soon after and died in April 1881.[67]
He is buried in a vault beneath St Michael's Church in the grounds of his home Hughenden Manor, accessed from the churchyard. Against the outside wall of the church is a memorial erected in his honour by Queen Victoria. .His literary executor, and for all intents and purposes his heir, was his private secretary, Lord Rowton.^ Had Mr. Secretary Canning remained leader of the House of Commons under the Duke of Wellington, all that he would have gained by the death of Lord Liverpool was a master.
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^ The British Commonwealth was to all intents and purposes alone as an effective anti-axis combatant.
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^ It was to establish him with a French Company in London at some pretty theatre; Lord Eskdale to take a private box and to make all his friends do the same.
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[68]
Disraeli also has a memorial in Westminster Abbey.

Disraeli's Jewishness

.Although born of Jewish parents, Disraeli was baptised in the Christian faith at the age of thirteen, and remained an observant Anglican for the rest of his life.^ Coningsby found that he was born in an age of infidelity in all things, and his heart assured him that a want of faith was a want of nature.
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[69] .At the same time, he was ethnically Jewish and believed the two positions to be compatible, as well as seeing no conflict of interest in using British power to support Jewish interests (such as supporting the tolerant Ottoman Empire above the anti-semitic Tsarist Empire).^ "Well," said the general, "you see that people are a little exhausted by the efforts of last year; and it must be confessed that no slight results were accomplished.
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^ "I see no use in speaking to a man about love or religion," said Bertram; "they are both stronger than friendship.
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^ If, for example, in a year's time or so, Bertram continued in the same mind, his father would never be an obstacle to his well-considered wishes.
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Adam Kirsch, in his biography of Disraeli, states that his Jewishness was "both the greatest obstacle to his ambition and its greatest engine."[70] Much of the criticism of his policies was couched in anti-Semitic terms. He was depicted in some antisemitic political cartoons with a big nose and curly black hair, called "Shylock" and "abominable Jew," and portrayed in the act of ritually murdering the infant Britannia.[70] .In response to an anti-Semitic comment in the British parliament, Disraeli memorably defended his Jewishness with the statement, "Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the Right Honourable Gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon."^ "Perhaps too many temples," said Lothair; "but this ancestor of mine had some imagination."
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Disraeli's governments

Works by Disraeli

Line drawing of Disraeli
Statue in Parliament Square, London

Fiction

Non-fiction

  • An Inquiry into the Plans, Progress, and Policy of the American Mining Companies (1825)
  • Lawyers and Legislators: or, Notes, on the American Mining Companies (1825)
  • The present state of Mexico (1825)
  • England and France, or a Cure for the Ministerial Gallomania (1832)
  • What Is He? (1833)
  • The Vindication of the English Constitution (1835)
  • The Letters of Runnymede (1836)
  • Lord George Bentinck (1852)

References

  1. ^ "Benjamin Disraeli". Number10.gov.uk. http://www.number10.gov.uk/history-and-tour/prime-ministers-in-history/benjamin-disraeli. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  2. ^ Blake 1966, p. 3. Norman Gash, reviewing Blake's work, argued that Benjamin's claim to Spanish ancestry could not be entirely dismissed. (Gash 1968)
  3. ^ Opponents, however, continued to include the apostrophe in correspondence. Lord Lincoln, writing to Sir Robert Peel in 1846, referred to "D'Israeli." (Conancher 1958, p. 435). Peel did so as well, see Gash 1972, p. 387. Even in the 1870s, towards the end of Disraeli's career, this practice continued. See Wohl 1995, p. 381, ff. 22.
  4. ^ Rhind 1993, p. I, 3
  5. ^ Rhind 1993, p. I, 157
  6. ^  "Cogan, Eliezer". Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  7. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 11-12
  8. ^ Blake 1966, p. 22
  9. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 24–26; Veliz 1975, pp. 637–663
  10. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 33–34
  11. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 116–119
  12. ^ Blake 1966, p. 158
  13. ^ Graubard 1967, p. 139
  14. ^ For Blake's account of Henrietta Sykes, see Blake 1966, pp. 94-119.
  15. ^ Blake, pp. 190-191.
  16. ^ Cline 1941
  17. ^ Cline 1943. This view has been accepted by most historians. See Merritt 1968, who argues that St. Barbe was an attack on Thomas Carlyle.
  18. ^ Dugdale, John. "Review of 'The Politics of Pleasure: A Portrait of Benjamin Disraeli', by William Kuhn". The Guardian. London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/may/05/featuresreviews.guardianreview26. 
  19. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 84–86
  20. ^ Blake 1966, p. 87
  21. ^ Blake, p. 85.
  22. ^ Trevelyan 1913, p. 207. The specific occasion was the 1852 Budget. Disraeli seems to have held out the possibility of Bright, Richard Cobden, and Thomas Milner Gibson eventually joining the cabinet in exchange for the support of the Radicals.
  23. ^ Peel's reasons for doing so are disputed. Some historians suggest Edward Stanley's well-known antipathy to Disraeli as the prime factor. Robert Blake dismisses these claims, arguing instead that Peel's need to balance the various factions of the Conservative Party, and the heavy preponderance of aristocrats within the cabinet, precluded Disraeli's inclusion. See Cline 1939, and Blake 1966, pp. 165–166.
  24. ^ For the bitterness over the Corn Laws, see Blake 1966, pp. 228-234. For the effect of the split, see Blake 1966, pp. 241-243.
  25. ^ Blake 1966, p. 247
  26. ^ Quoted in Blake 1966, pp. 247–248
  27. ^ Blake 1966, p. 260
  28. ^ Blake 1966, p. 258
  29. ^ Hansard, 3rd Series, xcv, 1321-1330, 16 December 1847.
  30. ^ Disraeli, Benjamin (1852). Lord George Bentinck: A Political Biography (2nd ed.). Colburn and Co.. pp. 488–489. doi:10.1007/b62130. ISBN 354063293X. 
  31. ^ On the other hand, both Russell and Gladstone thought it was brave for Disraeli to speak as he did. Morley, 715-716.
  32. ^ Of the 26 Anglican bishops and archbishops who sat in the House of Lords, 23 voted on the measure altogether, and 17 were opposed.
  33. ^ Hansard, 3rd Series, xcviii, 1374-1378, 25 May 1848.
  34. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 259–260
  35. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 261–262
  36. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Measuring Worth: UK CPI.
  37. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 251–254
  38. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 266–269
  39. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 301–305
  40. ^ Palmerston got his "tit for tat" with "Johnny Russell", who under pressure from the Crown had dismissed Palmerston from the Foreign Office the previous December.
  41. ^ The expectation had been that Disraeli would assume the Foreign or Home offices.
  42. ^ Blake, p. 311.
  43. ^ Ghosh 1984, pp. 269–273; Matthew 1986, p. 621.
  44. ^ Bright's diary quotes the conversation in full. See Trevelyan 1913, pp. 205–206
  45. ^ On the centrality of the income tax, see Matthew 1986, pp. 121–122.
  46. ^ Blake, pp. 346-347.
  47. ^ Blake, p. 350.
  48. ^ Hawkins 1984
  49. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 379–382
  50. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 382–384
  51. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 385–386
  52. ^ Blake, pp. 442-444.
  53. ^ Blake, pp. 456-457.
  54. ^ Conancher 1971, p. 177
  55. ^ Quoted in Blake 1966, p. 473
  56. ^ Blake, p. 461..
  57. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 485–487
  58. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 487–489
  59. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 496–502
  60. ^ Monypenny & Buckle 1929, p. 709
  61. ^ For the Suez deal, see Blake 1966, pp. 581–587.
  62. ^ a b Blake 1966, p. 760
  63. ^ Quoted from Disraeli's letter to the Queen in Mahajan, 53.
  64. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 649-654
  65. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 660-679
  66. ^ Blake 1966, p. 566
  67. ^ Blake 1966, p. 749
  68. ^ Blake 1966, pp. 751–756
  69. ^ Blake 1966, p. 11. See also Endelman 1985, p. 115.
  70. ^ a b Julius, Anthony (23 January 2009), "Judaism's Redefiner", The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/books/review/Julius-t.html?ref=books, retrieved 18 September 2009 
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.Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-12-211881-04-19) was a British politician, novelist, and essayist, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.^ Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) Quoted by Wilfred Meynell: Benjamin Disraeli .
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^ Benjamin Disraeli was a British Prime Minister, Parliamentarian, British Conservative statesman and literary figure.

^ Benjamin Disraeli , 1st Earl of Beaconsfield ( 1804 - 12-21 – 1881 - 04-19 ) was a British politician, novelist, and essayist, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom .
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.The anniversary of his death on 19 April is known as Primrose Day.^ The anniversary of his death on 19 April is known as Primrose Day .
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^ Each year on the anniversary of his death, his countrymen would wear Beaconsfield Buttonholes, made of fresh primrose petals.
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^ Primrose Day began in England on April 19, 1881 and for many years to follow, the English celebrated by decorating their homes with the flower and gentlemen wore the petals on their lapels.
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  • To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments, or despise them.^ To govern men, you must either excel them in their accomplishments, or despise them.
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    ^ "Then you must consider smoking a highly moral accomplishment," was the reply.
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    ^ "Well," said the general, "you see that people are a little exhausted by the efforts of last year; and it must be confessed that no slight results were accomplished.
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  • I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.^ I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.
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    ^ Instead of your incessant keening, why don't you just tell all your troubles to our fabulous new chaplain, Father Notorious?
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    ^ 'But then it would appear,' said Coningsby, 'that the remedial action of our manners has removed all the political and social evils of which you complain?'
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    .I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
    • Campaign speech at High Wycombe, England (1832-11-27).
  • 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.
  • I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.
    • The end of Disraeli's badly-received maiden speech in the House of Commons in 1837. Disraeli was being shouted down by other MPs.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He uttered this famous quote: "I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me."
      • Jew Watch - Jewish Occupied Governments - United Kingdom 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.jewwatch.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Compare: "I will be heard", William Lloyd Garrison, Salutatory of the Liberator (January 1, 1831).
  • Free trade is not a principle; it is an expedient.^ Free trade is not a principle; it is an expedient.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In 1911, the Liberals, under Wilfrid Laurier, negotiated a free-trade agreement with the United States.
    • David Orchard: Articles by David 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.davidorchard.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Compare: "I will be heard", William Lloyd Garrison , Salutatory of the Liberator (January 1, 1831).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • On Import Duties (1843-04-25); compare: "It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory", Grover Cleveland, Annual Message, 1887, in reference to the tariff.^ On Import Duties ( 1843 - 04-25 ); compare: "It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory", Grover Cleveland , Annual Message , 1887, in reference to the tariff.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The bubble in real estate over the past 25-30 years conditioned us to think that housing prices would always go up.
      • Weather and economy both hard to forecast» Marco Eagle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.marconews.com [Source type: General]

      .See also "Protection is not a principle but an expedient" below.
  • Consider Ireland.^ See also "Protection is not a principle but an expedient" below.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech on Agricultural Interests ( 1845 - 03-17 ) Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world.^ You have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you permit only one class of the population, for example, to bear arms, they are an aristocracy; not one much to my taste; but still a great fact.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    That is the Irish Question. .
  • The noble lord is the Prince Rupert of parliamentary discussion: his charge is resistless, but when he returns from the pursuit he always finds his camp in the possession of the enemy.^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His maiden speech in the House of Commons was a failure.
    • Disraeli, Benjamin, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, VISCOUNT HUGHENDEN OF HUGHENDEN 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.uv.es [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1852 - 12-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1844-04-24), referring to Lord Stanley; compare: "The brilliant chief, irregularly great, / Frank, haughty, rash,—the Rupert of debate!", Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The New Timon (1846), Part i.
  • It is knowledge that influences and equalises the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His maiden speech in the House of Commons was a failure.
    • Disraeli, Benjamin, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, VISCOUNT HUGHENDEN OF HUGHENDEN 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.uv.es [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at the Manchester Athenaeum (1844-10-23).
  • The right honorable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing and walked away with their clothes.^ Speech at the Manchester Athenaeum ( 1844 - 10-23 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Right Honourable Gentleman caught the Whigs bathing and walked away with their clothes.

    ^ The right honorable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing and walked away with their clothes.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.^ He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal position, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
    • Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.victorianweb.org [Source type: Original source]
    • peel_template 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.historyhome.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is largely because of these hardened personal and political positions that conservatives then and now have tended to rally to Nixon’s cause while liberals maintain a blind hatred for him.
    • Nixon Reconsidered by Steven Hayward 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ashbrook.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His maiden speech in the House of Commons was a failure.
    • Disraeli, Benjamin, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, VISCOUNT HUGHENDEN OF HUGHENDEN 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.uv.es [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech on Agricultural Interests (1845-03-17)
  • Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.^ Speech on Agricultural Interests ( 1845 - 03-17 ) Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ See also "Protection is not a principle but an expedient" below.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They also, however, as many Conservatives believed, protected the livelihood of the party's sturdiest supporters, the agricultural interest, the farmers and landowners.
    • BBC - History - British History in depth: Disraeli and Gladstone: Opposing Forces 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • ibid.
  • It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.^ Bookmark quote "It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other."
    • Disraeli, Benjamin Quotes on Quotations Book 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.quotationsbook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is well-known what a middleman is he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
    • Short Famous Quotes - Benjamin Disraeli Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.shortfamousquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The right honourable gentleman [Sir Robert Peel] tells us to go back to precedents; with him a great measure is always founded on a small precedent.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The right honourable gentleman [Sir Robert Peel] tells us to go back to precedents; with him a great measure is always founded on a small precedent.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech of 1845 - 04-11 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He traces the steam-engine always back to the tea-kettle.^ He traces the steam-engine always back to the tea-kettle.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .His precedents are generally tea-kettle precedents.^ His precedents are generally tea-kettle precedents.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1845-04-11).
  • Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His maiden speech in the House of Commons was a failure.
    • Disraeli, Benjamin, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, VISCOUNT HUGHENDEN OF HUGHENDEN 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.uv.es [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Letter referring to the tactics of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel (1846-12-17).
  • A precedent embalms a principle.
    • Speech on the Expenditures of the Country (1848-02-22).
  • My objection to Liberalism is this—that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind—namely, politics—of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.^ Letter referring to the tactics of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel ( 1846 - 12-17 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Prime minister Robert Peel saw Gladstone as a future talent.

    ^ Speech on the Expenditures of the Country ( 1848 - 02-22 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1848-06-05).
  • Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1848 - 08-30 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His maiden speech in the House of Commons was a failure.
    • Disraeli, Benjamin, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, VISCOUNT HUGHENDEN OF HUGHENDEN 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.uv.es [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1848-08-09).
  • You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1848 - 08-30 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His maiden speech in the House of Commons was a failure.
    • Disraeli, Benjamin, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, VISCOUNT HUGHENDEN OF HUGHENDEN 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.uv.es [Source type: Original source]

    .I say you can have no Parliamentary government if you have no party government; and therefore when gentlemen denounce party government, they strike at the scheme of government which, in my opinion, has made this country great, and which, I hope, will keep it great.^ You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They guide opinion; and, therefore, they govern.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Do you then declare against Parliamentary government.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1848-08-30).
  • The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1848 - 08-30 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1848 - 06-05 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1849-02-01).
  • The legacy of heroes — the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.worldofquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1863 - 02-05 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1849-02-01).
  • Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
    • Agricultural Distress, speech in the House of Commons (1851-02-11).
  • Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1849 - 02-01 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • This is the third time that, in the course of six years, during which I have had the lead of the Opposition in the House of Commons, I have stormed the Treasury Benches: twice, fruitlessly, the third time with a tin kettle to my tail which rendered the race hopeless.^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1852 - 12-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is the third time that, in the course of six years, during which I have had the lead of the Opposition in the House of Commons, I have stormed the Treasury Benches: twice, fruitlessly, the third time with a tin kettle to my tail which rendered the race hopeless.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You cannot, therefore, be surprised, that I am a little wearied of these barren victories, which like Alma, Inkerman, and Balaclava, may be glorious but are certainly nothing more.^ You cannot, therefore, be surprised, that I am a little wearied of these barren victories, which like Alma, Inkerman, and Balaclava, may be glorious but are certainly nothing more.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can't have twitch gameplay with 1/10th second lag, nor does playing an FPS with Natal confer any benefit in play style and therefore would likely be quite frustrating.
    • Natal Consumes 15 Per Cent of 360's CPU - Evil Avatar 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "He is known by the name of Captain Bruges," said Theodora, and she hesitated; and then speaking more quickly she added: "I cannot sanction, I cannot bear, any deception between you and this roof.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Finality is not the language of politics.^ Letter to Lady Londonderry ( 1854 - 02-02 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Finality is not the language of politics.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotations 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.memorablequotations.com [Source type: Academic]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1859-02-28).
  • How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
    • Variant: It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
    • Speech of 1860-01-24.
  • Posterity is a most limited assembly.^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Benjamin Disraeli How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
    • Home 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC nicodeko.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech of 1860 - 01-24 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Those gentlemen who reach posterity are not much more numerous than the planets.^ Those gentlemen who reach posterity are not much more numerous than the planets.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.worldofquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As others have noted, Disraeli's background (exotic ancestry, novelist who turned to politics) is more similar to Obama's than to McCain's.
    • Matthew Yglesias (July 19, 2008) - Everything's Coming Up Disraeli (Miscellaneous) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Our actors have to depend much more upon ideas and much less upon special endowments of voice or person than did those who pleased the taste of former generations.
    • WCA: "New Types of Acting" 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC cather.unl.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • He seems to think that posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded.^ He seems to think that posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1862 - 06-03 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He thinks posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded.
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.worldofquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1862-06-03).
  • Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.^ Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1862 - 06-03 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech of 1862 - 06-03 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1863-02-05).
  • At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.^ Speech to House of Commons ( 1844 - 02-16 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1849 - 02-01 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Letter to Mrs. Sarah Brydges Willyams (1863-10-17).
  • Never take anything for granted. .
  • The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.^ The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech at Salthill ( 1864 - 10-05 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at Oxford Diocesan Conference (1864-11-25).
  • What is the question now placed before society with the glib assurance which to me is most astonishing?^ Speech at Oxford Diocesan Conference ( 1864 - 11-25 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is the question now placed before society with the glib assurance which to me is most astonishing?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Benjamin Disraeli Speech at the Diocesan Conference, Oxford (1864), chaired by Bishop Wilberforce.
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.todayinsci.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel?^ Bookmark quote "The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel?
    • Disraeli, Benjamin Quotes on Quotations Book 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.quotationsbook.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Variant : Is man an ape or an angel?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence those new fangled theories.^ I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence those new fangled theories.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I, my lords, am on the side of the angels.

    ^ I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Variant: The question is this— Is man an ape or an angel?^ Bookmark quote "The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel?
      • Disraeli, Benjamin Quotes on Quotations Book 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.quotationsbook.com [Source type: General]

      ^ That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel?
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Variant : Is man an ape or an angel?
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .My Lord, I am on the side of the angels.^ I, my lords, am on the side of the angels.

      ^ My Lord, I am on the side of the angels.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Disraeli, Benjamin Quotes on Quotations Book 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.quotationsbook.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.
    • Variant: Is man an ape or an angel?^ I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence those new fangled theories.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel?
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Now, I am on the side of the angels!
    • Speech at Oxford Diocesan Conference (1864-11-25).
  • Assassination has never changed the history of the world.^ Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech at Oxford Diocesan Conference ( 1864 - 11-25 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gentleman Quotes Add to Favorite List Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1865-05-01)
  • In the character of the victim [Lincoln], and even in the accessories of his last moments, there is something so homely and innocent that it takes the question, as it were, out of all the pomp of history and the ceremonial of diplomacy—it touches the heart of nations and appeals to the domestic sentiment of mankind.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1849 - 02-01 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The House of Commons is the house of a few; the Sovereign is the sovereign of all.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1865 - 05-01 ) In the character of the victim [Lincoln], and even in the accessories of his last moments, there is something so homely and innocent that it takes the question, as it were, out of all the pomp of history and the ceremonial of diplomacy—it touches the heart of nations and appeals to the domestic sentiment of mankind.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • ibid.
  • Ignorance never settles a question.^ Ignorance never settles a question.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1866-05-14).
  • Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1863 - 02-05 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1866 - 05-14 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at Manchester (1866).
  • For what is the Tory party unless it represents national feeling?^ The Tory party is nothing unless it represent and uphold the institutions of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For what is the Tory party unless it represents national feeling?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If it does not represent national feeling, Toryism is nothing.^ For what is the Tory party unless it represents national feeling?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If it does not represent national feeling, Toryism is nothing.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Tory party is nothing unless it represent and uphold the institutions of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It does depend upon hereditary coteries of exclusive nobles.^ It does depend upon hereditary coteries of exclusive nobles.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the influence of a great race will be felt; its greatness does not depend upon its numbers, otherwise the English would not have vanquished the Chinese, nor would the Aztecs have been overthrown by Cortez and a handful of Goths.
    • Benjamin Disraeli on Judaism, Finance and Revolution 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It does not attempt power by attracting to itself the spurious force which may accidentally arise from advocating cosmopolitan principles or talking cosmopolitan jargon.^ It does not attempt power by attracting to itself the spurious force which may accidentally arise from advocating cosmopolitan principles or talking cosmopolitan jargon.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Duke talks to me of Conservative principles; but he does not inform me what they are.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That Jabaster fails in his assassination attempt does not suggest any moral superiority, only that Alroy is protected by supernatural forces.
    • Introduction - Critical Apparatus - Alroy - Disraeli - Electronic Editions - Romantic Circles 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.rc.umd.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .The Tory party is nothing unless it represent and uphold the institutions of the country.^ The Tory party is nothing unless it represent and uphold the institutions of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For what is the Tory party unless it represents national feeling?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at Mansion House (7 August, 1867).
    • William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.^ Letter 2: Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, November 20, 1867 .
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And thus ended the school life of Benjamin Disraeli, the year at Walthamstow being his first and last experience.
      • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Volume II. 1860–1881
      (London: John Murray, 1929), p.^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .287.
  • In a progressive country change is constant;… change … is inevitable.^ In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.

    ^ In a progressive country change is constant;… change … is inevitable.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Change is inevitable in a progressive country, Change is constant.
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.worldofquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech on Reform Bill of 1867, Edinburgh, Scotland (1867-10-29).
  • I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth.^ Speech on Reform Bill of 1867, Edinburgh, Scotland ( 1867 - 10-29 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I see before me the statue of a celebrated minister, who said that confidence was a plant of slow growth.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Disraeli had been the author of the Reform Bill of 1867, which added a million working class voters to the electorate.
    • ::: T h e F r e e d o m P a r t y ::: 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.freedompartyuk.net [Source type: Original source]

    .But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity.^ But I believe, however gradual may be the growth of confidence, that of credit requires still more time to arrive at maturity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I should not, however, describe him as a Pantheist, whose creed requires more abstraction than Mr. Phoebus, the worshipper of nature, would tolerate.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I spoke to Monsignore Catesby about it some time ago, but he would not listen to me; I had more confidence in the cardinal and am disappointed; but a priest is ever too hot.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • In a progressive country change is constant; and the great question is not whether you should resist change which is inevitable, but whether that change should be carried out in deference to the manners, the customs, the laws and the traditions of a people, or whether it should be carried out in deference to abstract principles, and arbitrary and general doctrines.^ In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.

    ^ Speech of 1867 - 11-09 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a progressive country change is constant; and the great question is not whether you should resist change which is inevitable, but whether that change should be carried out in deference to the manners, the customs, the laws and the traditions of a people, or whether it should be carried out in deference to abstract principles, and arbitrary and general doctrines.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in Edinburgh (1867).
  • Yes, I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.^ He had, as his wife expressed it, "climbed to the top of the greasy pole at last."
    • The Baldwin Project: The Reign of Queen Victoria by M. B. Synge 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.mainlesson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yes, I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Disraeli's comment at the time was, "I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole".
    • Benjamin Disraeli: a Timeline 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.historyhome.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • To friends, on being made Prime Minister (1868).
  • What is earnest is not always true; on the contrary, error is often more earnest than truth.
  • The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.^ Letter to Queen Victoria ( 1868 - 11-04 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.^ Apologies only account for that which they do not alter.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech at Glasgow University ( 1873 - 11-19 ) King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech at Glasgow ( 1870 - 11-19 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
    • Speech to the Conservatives of Manchester (1872-04-03).
  • You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes.^ Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech of 1871 - 07-28 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech to the Conservatives of Manchester ( 1872 - 04-03 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.^ You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes; not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest; but the situation is still dangerous: there are occasional earthquakes, and ever and anon the dark rumblings of the sea.
    • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • ibid.
  • Gentlemen, I am a party man.^ Gentlemen, I am a party man.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I believe that, without party, Parliamentary government is impossible.^ I believe that, without party, Parliamentary government is impossible .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Reform Bill did not do more injury to the Tories, than the attempt to govern this country without a decided Parliamentary majority did the Whigs.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I look upon Parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly the one most suited to England.^ I look upon Parliamentary government as the noblest government in the world, and certainly the one most suited to England.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For all these reasons, historians tend to forget his passionate sincerity on the topics he cared about most: Britain, the Jews, the Tories, the government of England.
    • The Inventor of Modern Conservatism | The Weekly Standard 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.weeklystandard.com [Source type: General]
    • The Inventor of Modern Conservatism | The Weekly Standard 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.weeklystandard.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some of the most notorious atheists of Rome have already solicited to be admitted to the offices of the Church; the secret societies have received their deathblow; I look to the alienation of England as virtually over.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • ibid.
  • Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing.^ The Tory party is nothing unless it represent and uphold the institutions of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gentlemen, the Tory party, unless it is a national party, is nothing.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For what is the Tory party unless it represents national feeling?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Speech to the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations at the Crystal Palace (24 June, 1872).
    • 'Mr. Disraeli At Sydenham', The Times, (25 June, 1872), p. .7.
  • The most distinguishing feature, or, at least, one of the most distinguishing features, of the great change effected in 1832 was that those who effected it at once abolished all the franchises as ancient as those of the Baronage of England; and, while they abolished them, they offered and proposed no substitute.^ No one can offer for it what I can afford.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The most distinguishing feature, or, at least, one of the most distinguishing features, of the great change effected in 1832 was that those who effected it at once abolished all the franchises as ancient as those of the Baronage of England; and, while they abolished them, they offered and proposed no substitute.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He had to persuade his followers to support a measure which they had [131] condemned all their lives, to "educate his party" into doing the very thing they had once cordially denounced.
    • The Baldwin Project: The Reign of Queen Victoria by M. B. Synge 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.mainlesson.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The discontent upon the subject of representation which afterwards more or less pervaded our society dates from that period, and that discontent, all will admit, has ceased.^ The discontent upon the subject of representation which afterwards more or less pervaded our society dates from that period, and that discontent, all will admit, has ceased.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our actors have to depend much more upon ideas and much less upon special endowments of voice or person than did those who pleased the taste of former generations.
    • WCA: "New Types of Acting" 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC cather.unl.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After a period as a writer, during which his first book, a society novel Vivian Grey was published, Disraeli decided upon a political career.
    • ::: T h e F r e e d o m P a r t y ::: 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.freedompartyuk.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It was terminated by the Act of Parliamentary Reform of 1867-8. That act was founded on a confidence that the great body of the people of this country were "Conservative". I use the word in its purest and loftiest sense.^ That act was founded on a confidence that the great body of the people of this country were "Conservative".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Great countries are those that produce great people.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was terminated by the Act of Parliamentary Reform of 1867-8.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I mean that the people of England, and especially the working classes of England, are proud of belonging to a great country, and wish to maintain its greatness—that they are proud of belonging to an Imperial country, and are resolved to maintain, if they can, the empire of England—that they believe, on the whole, that the greatness and the empire of England are to be attributed to the ancient institutions of this country...There are people who may be, or who at least affect to be, working men, and who, no doubt, have a certain influence with a certain portion of the metropolitan working class, who talk Jacobinism...I say with confidence that the great body of the working class of England utterly repudiate such sentiments.^ "In England there was divination by means of 'St.
    • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 21| St Thomas mumping 2012 McKenna Jos� Arg�elles Maya Timewave zero Mayan calendarAustralia Christmas beetle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That act was founded on a confidence that the great body of the people of this country were "Conservative".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are for maintaining the greatness of the kingdom and the empire, and they are proud of being subjects of our Sovereign and members of such an Empire.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They have no sympathy with them.^ They have no sympathy with them.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They are English to the core.^ They are English to the core.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They repudiate cosmopolitan principles.^ They repudiate cosmopolitan principles.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They adhere to national principles.^ They adhere to national principles.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They are for maintaining the greatness of the kingdom and the empire, and they are proud of being subjects of our Sovereign and members of such an Empire.^ They are for maintaining the greatness of the kingdom and the empire, and they are proud of being subjects of our Sovereign and members of such an Empire.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bertram seemed to me to have such excellent principles, and so completely to feel that he was born to maintain the great country which his ancestors created, that I indulged in dreams.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'They say there are several members of our club in it.'
    • Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Well, then, as regards the political institutions of this country, the maintenance of which is one of the chief tenets of the Tory party, so far as I can read public opinion, the feeling of the nation is in accordance with the Tory party.^ In Alberta, the money flow slackens, the party structure weakens, and Ed Stelmach – unlike the old Chief – cannot relate to the public.

    ^ It would be fanciful to assume that the Liverpool Cabinet, in their ameliorating career, was directed by any desire to recur to the primordial tenets of the Tory party.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before such a royal authority, supported by such a national opinion, the sectional anomalies of our country would disappear.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Speech to the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations at the Crystal Palace (24 June, 1872).
    • 'Mr. Disraeli At Sydenham', The Times, (25 June, 1872), p. .8.
  • The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
    • Speech at banquet of National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations, Crystal Palace, London (1872-06-24)
  • A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.^ Speech to the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations at the Crystal Palace (24 June, 1872).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

    ^ The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • You have despoiled churches.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech, House of Commons ( 1873 - 03-11 ) You have despoiled churches.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Agricultural Distress, speech in the House of Commons ( 1851 - 02-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You have threatened every corporation and endowment in the country.^ You have threatened every corporation and endowment in the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But we must be prepared for every thing, and you may be threatened by the enemy in force; in that case you will cross the Italian frontier, in the immediate neighborhood of which you will keep during the passage of the open country, and surrender yourselves and your arms to the authorities.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You have examined into everybody’s affairs.^ You have examined into everybody’s affairs.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know you are my executor; and it is better not to bring in unnecessarily new names into the management of my affairs.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you will not fight the Egyptians, were I you, I would return home and plunge into affairs.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You have criticised every profession and vexed every trade.^ You have criticised every profession and vexed every trade.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .No one is certain of his property, and nobody knows what duties he may have to perform to-morrow.^ No one is certain of his property, and nobody knows what duties he may have to perform to-morrow.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one knows it but myself; but it is certain.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was understood that Pinto was easy in his circumstances, though no one know where these circumstances were.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This is the policy of confiscation as compared with that of concurrent endowment.^ This is the policy of confiscation as compared with that of concurrent endowment.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech, House of Commons ( 1873 - 03-11 ) You have despoiled churches.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1862 - 06-03 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous.^ Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed if the poor devils could do nothing better than write a poem or a novel, they were sure to be noticed by the Elysians, who always bowed to them as they passed by, and sometimes indeed even admitted them into their circles.
    • Elfinspell: Part IV: The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, online text, English Literature, fiction, short story, 19th century, satire, fiction, humor, parody 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.elfinspell.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Benjamin Franklin 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: Original source]

    .All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering.^ I have made up my mind to that.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have not made up my mind about that."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Letter to Lord Grey de Wilton (1873-10-03)
    • In W. F. Monypenny and George Earl Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli (1920), vol.^ Letter 2: Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, November 20, 1867 .
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And thus ended the school life of Benjamin Disraeli, the year at Walthamstow being his first and last experience.
      • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

      5, chapter 7, p. .262
  • An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.^ The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The best feature of the book, and probably the saving feature, is that the central figure in the plot is Disraeli, himself, and upon his own head the author plays his shafts of wit and ridicule.
    • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.^ Speech at Glasgow University ( 1873 - 11-19 ) King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And this film brings to life the intrigue and romance of the life of a man at the central of English political life at a time when British power reached its zenith.
    • Disraeli (1929) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But there are duties and interests for man beyond political obedience, and social comfort, and national greatness, higher interests and greater duties.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • ibid.
  • Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.^ On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Benjamin Disraeli Quotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.worldofquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fate of a nation will ultimately depend upon the strength and health of the population.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Commons (1874-06-15)
  • It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1874 - 06-15 ) It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1862 - 06-03 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1848 - 06-05 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • ibid.
  • The danger at such a moment is that designing politicians may take advantage of such sublime sentiments and may apply them for the furtherance of their sinister ends.^ The danger at such a moment is that designing politicians may take advantage of such sublime sentiments and may apply them for the furtherance of their sinister ends.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He who at such a moment would avail himself of such a commanding sentiment in order to obtain his own individual ends, suggesting a course which he may know to be injurious to the interests of the country, and not favourable to the welfare of mankind, is a man whose conduct no language can too strongly condemn.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is that dangerous dogma which I believe animates the ranks before me at this moment, although many of them may be unconscious of it.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I do not think there is any language which can denounce too strongly conduct of this description.^ I do not think there is any language which can denounce too strongly conduct of this description.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He who at such a moment would avail himself of such a commanding sentiment in order to obtain his own individual ends, suggesting a course which he may know to be injurious to the interests of the country, and not favourable to the welfare of mankind, is a man whose conduct no language can too strongly condemn.^ And himself, is he one who would cry craven with such a lot?
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He who at such a moment would avail himself of such a commanding sentiment in order to obtain his own individual ends, suggesting a course which he may know to be injurious to the interests of the country, and not favourable to the welfare of mankind, is a man whose conduct no language can too strongly condemn.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this we know, this man had no vice but ambition.
    • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He outrages the principle of patriotism, which is the soul of free communities.^ He outrages the principle of patriotism, which is the soul of free communities.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He does more—he influences in the most injurious manner the common welfare of humanity.^ He does more—he influences in the most injurious manner the common welfare of humanity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is an acquaintance which, when habitual, exercises a great influence over the tone of the mind, even if it does not produce any more violent effects.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The moral influence of residence furnishes some of the most interesting traits of our national manners.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Such conduct, if it be pursued by any man at this moment, ought to be indignantly reprobated by the people of England; for, in the general havoc and ruin which it may bring about, it may, I think, be fairly described as worse than any of those Bulgarian atrocities which now occupy attention.^ The leaders of the people, now, generally follow.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think we may now depart.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Such conduct, if it be pursued by any man at this moment, ought to be indignantly reprobated by the people of England; for, in the general havoc and ruin which it may bring about, it may, I think, be fairly described as worse than any of those Bulgarian atrocities which now occupy attention.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech to the annual meeting of the Royal and Central Bucks Agricultural Association in Aylesbury (20 September, 1876).
    • 'Lord Beaconsfield At Aylesbury', The Times (21 September, 1876), p.^ Speech to the annual meeting of the Royal and Central Bucks Agricultural Association in Aylesbury (20 September, 1876).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'Lord Monmouth talks of remaining here some time,' he observed; 'but I suppose next year, if not this, we shall all meet in some city of the earth?'
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech in the House of Lords (20 February, 1877).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .6.
  • What I see in the amendment is not an assertion of great principles, which no man honours more than myself.^ What I see in the amendment is not an assertion of great principles, which no man honours more than myself.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It moves with more regularity than man.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He was an ambitious man, and he had to be more audacious than the others because he had all those handicaps that he had to overcome.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .What is at the bottom of it is rather that principle of peace at any price which a certain party in this country upholds.^ What is at the bottom of it is rather that principle of peace at any price which a certain party in this country upholds.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Tory party is nothing unless it represent and uphold the institutions of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is that dangerous dogma which I believe animates the ranks before me at this moment, although many of them may be unconscious of it.^ It is that dangerous dogma which I believe animates the ranks before me at this moment, although many of them may be unconscious of it.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The danger at such a moment is that designing politicians may take advantage of such sublime sentiments and may apply them for the furtherance of their sinister ends.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There were a great many present at that moment who, though they had never seen Coningsby before, would willingly have then died for him.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That deleterious doctrine haunts the people of this country in every form.^ That deleterious doctrine haunts the people of this country in every form.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Sometimes it is a committee; sometimes it is a letter; sometimes it is an amendment to the Address; sometimes it is a proposition to stop the supplies.^ Sometimes it is a committee; sometimes it is a letter; sometimes it is an amendment to the Address; sometimes it is a proposition to stop the supplies.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That doctrine has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat this century.^ That doctrine has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat this century.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it wasn't a century of relative peace any more than now; it's just that the bigger wars didn't happen.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To me, a leader that deliberately and knowingly causes harm to a great number of their own citizens deserves to be hated far more than a mere well meaning incompetent.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It has occasioned more wars than the most ruthless conquerors.^ It has occasioned more wars than the most ruthless conquerors.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Old Vesuvius himself, although still smouldering after the diplomatic upsets of New York and Pittsburgh, is more exhausted than most.
    • The future looks bleak for New Labour -Times Online 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ They are the descendants of those Arabian tribes who conquered Canaan, and who by the favour of the Most High have done more with less means even than the Athenians.
    • Benjamin Disraeli on Judaism, Finance and Revolution 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties of nations and the welfare of the world.^ It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties of nations and the welfare of the world.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Isle of Man became the first political entity to allow women to vote, the first women in the world to be given the vote in national elections.
    • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 21| St Thomas mumping 2012 McKenna Jos� Arg�elles Maya Timewave zero Mayan calendarAustralia Christmas beetle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

    .It has dimmed occasionally for a moment even the majesty of England.^ It has dimmed occasionally for a moment even the majesty of England.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And, my lords, to-night you have an opportunity, which I trust you will not lose, of branding these opinions, these deleterious dogmas, with the reprobation of the Peers of England.^ "Do you use a watch, my lord?"
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you want these views in England?
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And, my lords, to-night you have an opportunity, which I trust you will not lose, of branding these opinions, these deleterious dogmas, with the reprobation of the Peers of England.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Lords (10 December, 1876).
    • William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And thus ended the school life of Benjamin Disraeli, the year at Walthamstow being his first and last experience.
      • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "The Earl of Beaconsfield," said Peter, recognizing the man in the pictures, "Benjamin Disraeli."
      • The Disraeli saga

        - Haaretz - Israel News
        10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: General]

      .Volume II. 1860–1881
      (London: John Murray, 1929), p.^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .1273.
  • It has been said that the people of this country are deeply interested in the humanitarian and philanthropic considerations involved in [the Eastern Question].^ It has been said that the people of this country are deeply interested in the humanitarian and philanthropic considerations involved in [the Eastern Question].
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Irrespective of all religious considerations, on which I will not presume to touch, it is an abnegation of patriotism; and in this age, when all things are questioned, a love of our country seems to me the one sentiment to cling to."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "There are amusing people who do not interest," said the monsignore, "and interesting people who do not amuse.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .All must appreciate such feelings.^ All must appreciate such feelings.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It may be all these; yet these, as we must all daily feel, are not necessarily great men.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ M. Villebecque can have no other thought or object but your happiness; and, believe me, 'tis not I only, but all, who appreciate, and, if they were here, must respect you.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But I am mistaken if there be not a yet deeper sentiment on the part of the people of this country, one with which I cannot doubt your lordships will ever sympathise, and that is—the determination to maintain the Empire of England.^ But I am mistaken if there be not a yet deeper sentiment on the part of the people of this country, one with which I cannot doubt your lordships will ever sympathise, and that is—the determination to maintain the Empire of England.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean that the people of England, and especially the working classes of England, are proud of belonging to a great country, and wish to maintain its greatness—that they are proud of belonging to an Imperial country, and are resolved to maintain, if they can, the empire of England—that they believe, on the whole, that the greatness and the empire of England are to be attributed to the ancient institutions of this country...There are people who may be, or who at least affect to be, working men, and who, no doubt, have a certain influence with a certain portion of the metropolitan working class, who talk Jacobinism...I say with confidence that the great body of the working class of England utterly repudiate such sentiments.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'To be sure; and yet I cannot doubt he will speak of this quarrel.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Lords (20 February, 1877).
    • William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.^ Letter 2: Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, November 20, 1867 .
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 .
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Volume II. 1860–1881
      (London: John Murray, 1929), p.^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .994.
  • The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.^ The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It pleased Lady Clanmorne to-day to dilate upon marriage and the married state, but especially on all her acquaintances, male and female, who were meditating the surrender of their liberty and about to secure the happiness of their lives.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are all of us so happy that you have entirely recovered your health."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • What, then, was that policy?^ Speech of 1877 - 06-24 What, then, was that policy?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It was a policy of conditional neutrality.^ It was a policy of conditional neutrality.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Under the circumstances of the case we did not believe that it was for the honour or interest of England or Turkey that we should take any part in the impending contest; but while we enforced the neutrality which we prepared to observe, we declared at the same time that that neutrality must cease if British interests were assailed or menaced.^ Under the circumstances of the case we did not believe that it was for the honour or interest of England or Turkey that we should take any part in the impending contest; but while we enforced the neutrality which we prepared to observe, we declared at the same time that that neutrality must cease if British interests were assailed or menaced.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His greatest political threat at this point came from the Russian bear's expansionist policies, a menace that threatened Turkey and which required the utmost tactical skill on his part to thwart - without bringing England into war.
    • Number 10 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The command of his father was peremptory, that no member of his family, under any circumstances, or for any consideration, should set his foot on that domain.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own, have denounced this policy as a selfish policy.^ Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own, have denounced this policy as a selfish policy.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All of course by mere accident; one might meet the same men regularly every day for a month, who were only 'passing through town.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now was the time for men to come forward who had never despaired of their country.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .My Lord Mayor, it is as selfish as patriotism.^ My Lord Mayor, it is as selfish as patriotism.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at the Guildhall, London (9 November, 1877).
    • 'Lord Mayor's Day.', The Times (10 November, 1877), p.^ CHAPTER 60 It was a November day in Rome, and the sky was as gloomy as the heaven of London.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'Lord Mayor's Day.', The Times (10 November, 1877), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech at the Guildhall, London (9 November, 1877).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .10.
  • We have brought a peace, and we trust we have brought a peace with honour, and I trust that that will now be followed by the prosperity of the country.^ We have brought a peace, and we trust we have brought a peace with honour, and I trust that that will now be followed by the prosperity of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If in 10 or 20 years Iraq becomes a model for democracy influencing other countries in the Middle East & there is finally peace in that region.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace, but a peace, I hope, with honour which may satisfy our Sovereign, and tend to the welfare of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at Dover, England after arriving from the Congress of Berlin (16 July, 1878).^ Speech at Dover, England after arriving from the Congress of Berlin (16 July, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ From the window of 10 Downing Street, after arriving from Dover (16 July, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Lord Hartington's Resolutions on the Berlin Treaty (July 30, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .'Return Of Lord Beaconsfield And Lord Salisbury', The Times (17 July, 1878), p.^ 'Lord Beaconsfield At Aylesbury', The Times (21 September, 1876), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Lord Hartington's Resolutions on the Berlin Treaty (July 30, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'Return Of Lord Beaconsfield And Lord Salisbury', The Times (17 July, 1878), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .5.
  • Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace, but a peace, I hope, with honour which may satisfy our Sovereign, and tend to the welfare of the country.^ We have brought a peace, and we trust we have brought a peace with honour, and I trust that that will now be followed by the prosperity of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lord Salisbury and myself have brought you back peace, but a peace, I hope, with honour which may satisfy our Sovereign, and tend to the welfare of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service.
    • Disraeli - Sybil - AbeBooks 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.abebooks.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • From the window of 10 Downing Street, after arriving from Dover (16 July, 1878).^ Speech at Dover, England after arriving from the Congress of Berlin (16 July, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ From the window of 10 Downing Street, after arriving from Dover (16 July, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Tamuz 5673/16 July 1913), 9-10.
      • Bibliography - Critical Apparatus - Alroy - Disraeli - Editions - Romantic Circles 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.rc.umd.edu [Source type: Academic]

      .'Return Of Lord Beaconsfield And Lord Salisbury', The Times (17 July, 1878), p.^ 'Lord Beaconsfield At Aylesbury', The Times (21 September, 1876), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Lord Hartington's Resolutions on the Berlin Treaty (July 30, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'Return Of Lord Beaconsfield And Lord Salisbury', The Times (17 July, 1878), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .5.
  • Which do you believe most likely to enter an insane convention, a body of English gentlemen honoured by the favour of their Sovereign and the confidence of their fellow-subjects, managing your affairs for five years, I hope with prudence, and not altogether without success, or a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself?^ All his great affairs have been two years.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'And you, like a good knight, will maintain your own.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'I am heartily with you in keeping out all fellows like Chudleigh.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech to a banquet given to him in Knightsbridge, attacking William Gladstone for calling the Cyprus Convention an "insane covenant" (27 July, 1878).^ Speech to a banquet given to him in Knightsbridge, attacking William Gladstone for calling the Cyprus Convention an "insane covenant" (27 July, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Said of W E Gladstone at a banquet in Riding School, Knightsbridge, 17 July 1878 A very remarkable people the Zulus: they defeat our generals, they convert our bishops, they have settled the fate of a great European dynasties.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech at Dover, England after arriving from the Congress of Berlin (16 July, 1878).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And thus ended the school life of Benjamin Disraeli, the year at Walthamstow being his first and last experience.
      • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "The Earl of Beaconsfield," said Peter, recognizing the man in the pictures, "Benjamin Disraeli."
      • The Disraeli saga

        - Haaretz - Israel News
        10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: General]

      .Volume II. 1860–1881
      (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .1228-9.
  • A series of congratulatory regrets.^ A series of congratulatory regrets.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Lord Hartington's Resolutions on the Berlin Treaty (July 30, 1878).
  • The harebrained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.^ Lord Hartington's Resolutions on the Berlin Treaty (July 30, 1878).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The harebrained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech at Dover, England after arriving from the Congress of Berlin (16 July, 1878).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • No one, I think, can deny that the depression of the agricultural interest is excessive.^ Speech of 1867 - 11-09 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one, I think, can deny that the depression of the agricultural interest is excessive.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No, sir, it is the eye that must be occupied and cultivated; no one knows the capacity of the eye who has not developed it, or the visions of beauty and delight and inexhaustible interest which it commands.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Though I can recall periods of suffering, none of them have ever equalled the present in its instances.^ Though I can recall periods of suffering, none of them have ever equalled the present in its instances.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Let us consider the principle causes of this distress.^ Let us consider the principle causes of this distress.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Let us think of principles, and not of parties,' said Coningsby.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .My noble friend who has addressed you has very properly touched upon the subject and upon the effect of the continuous bad harvests in this country...It is, however, true that at that time the loss and suffering were not recognized as they were in the old days, when the system of protection existed, because the price of the food of the people was not immediately affected by a bad harvest, and it was not till the repetition of the misfortune on two occasions that the diminution of the wealth of the country began to be severely felt by the people generally.^ The general misery in the country at that time was appalling.
    • Squashed Writers - Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli - condensed and abridged 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My noble friend who has addressed you has very properly touched upon the subject and upon the effect of the continuous bad harvests in this country...It is, however, true that at that time the loss and suffering were not recognized as they were in the old days, when the system of protection existed, because the price of the food of the people was not immediately affected by a bad harvest, and it was not till the repetition of the misfortune on two occasions that the diminution of the wealth of the country began to be severely felt by the people generally.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you transpose an electoral map of our landslide defeat in 1997 on an electoral map of the mid-19th century, they are very alike.
    • David Willetts: Benjamin Disraeli, my political hero | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .The remarkable feature of the present agricultural depression is this—that the agricultural interest is suffering from a succession of bad harvest, accompanied, for the first time, by extremely low prices.^ The remarkable feature of the present agricultural depression is this—that the agricultural interest is suffering from a succession of bad harvest, accompanied, for the first time, by extremely low prices.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In old days, when we had a bad harvest we had also the somewhat dismal compensation of higher prices; but now, when the harvests are bad the prices are lower rather than higher...nor is it open to doubt that foreign competition has exercised a most injurious influence on the agricultural interests of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there was silence, and Lothair felt extremely embarrassed, but he was not wanting, though it was the first time in his life that he had addressed a public meeting.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That is a remarkable circumstance that has never before occurred—a combination that has never before been encountered.^ That is a remarkable circumstance that has never before occurred—a combination that has never before been encountered.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In old days, when we had a bad harvest we had also the somewhat dismal compensation of higher prices; but now, when the harvests are bad the prices are lower rather than higher...nor is it open to doubt that foreign competition has exercised a most injurious influence on the agricultural interests of the country.^ In old days, when we had a bad harvest we had also the somewhat dismal compensation of higher prices; but now, when the harvests are bad the prices are lower rather than higher...nor is it open to doubt that foreign competition has exercised a most injurious influence on the agricultural interests of the country.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He established competitive examinations, rather than wealth or family connections, as the primary basis for advancing in the government bureaucracy and the armed forces.
    • William Ewart Gladstone’s Great Campaigns for Peace and Freedom | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thefreemanonline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He does more—he influences in the most injurious manner the common welfare of humanity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The country, however, was perfectly warned that if we made a great revolution in our industrial system, that was one of the consequences that would accrue.^ The country, however, was perfectly warned that if we made a great revolution in our industrial system, that was one of the consequences that would accrue.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Irrespective of all religious considerations, on which I will not presume to touch, it is an abnegation of patriotism; and in this age, when all things are questioned, a love of our country seems to me the one sentiment to cling to."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LAMB: What would happen if he were here today in our system?
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I may mention that the great result of the returns we possess is this, that the immense importations of foreign agricultural produce have been vastly in excess of what the increased demands of our population actually require, and that is why the low prices are maintained...That is to a great degree the cause of this depression.^ I may mention that the great result of the returns we possess is this, that the immense importations of foreign agricultural produce have been vastly in excess of what the increased demands of our population actually require, and that is why the low prices are maintained...That is to a great degree the cause of this depression.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What we want, sir, is not to fashion new dukes and furbish up old baronies, but to establish great principles which may maintain the realm and secure the happiness of the people.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The remarkable feature of the present agricultural depression is this—that the agricultural interest is suffering from a succession of bad harvest, accompanied, for the first time, by extremely low prices.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Lords on the state of agriculture (28 March, 1879).
    • 'House Of Lords, Friday, March 28', The Times (29 March, 1879), p.^ The following March 1, he delivered his last speech, a denunciation of the House of Lords.
      • William Ewart Gladstone’s Great Campaigns for Peace and Freedom | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thefreemanonline.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech in the House of Lords on the state of agriculture (28 March, 1879).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech in the House of Lords (29 April, 1879).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .8.
  • It cannot be denied that a state of great national prosperity is quite consistent and compatible with legislation in favour of the protection of native industry.^ 'But we cannot deny that the English have great virtues.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It cannot be denied that a state of great national prosperity is quite consistent and compatible with legislation in favour of the protection of native industry.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hungerford feels that he cannot represent our constituency now that you have come of age, and, with great kindness, he is resigning his seat in your favour.
    • Squashed Writers - Tancred by Benjamin Disraeli - condensed and abridged 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That proposition, years ago, was denied; but with the experience we have had of France and the United States of America—the two most flourishing communities probably in existence—it is now incontestable.^ That proposition, years ago, was denied; but with the experience we have had of France and the United States of America—the two most flourishing communities probably in existence—it is now incontestable.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It is just two years ago.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As the first rumblings of the Cold War began, Atlee secured the position of the UK as a loyal ally to the United States of America in an alliance that has lasted to this day.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Well, my lords, many years ago—nearly 40—this country, which no one can say for a moment did not flourish with the old system of protection, deemed it necessary to revise the principles upon which its commerce was conducted...The scheme that was adopted was this—that we were to fight hostile tariffs with free imports.^ "I have only one country, and it is not my husband's; and I have only one thought, and it is to set it free."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "No, no; we did our best for the moment.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, my lords, many years ago—nearly 40—this country, which no one can say for a moment did not flourish with the old system of protection, deemed it necessary to revise the principles upon which its commerce was conducted...The scheme that was adopted was this—that we were to fight hostile tariffs with free imports.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I was among those who looked upon that policy with fear.^ I was among those who looked upon that policy with fear.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is the consequence of the tactics of those short-sighted intriguers, who persisted in looking upon a revolution as a mere party struggle, and would not permit the mind of the nation to work through the inevitable phases that awaited it.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The lateness of the hour permitted the lord-lieutenant and those guests who had arrived only the previous day to look over the castle, or ramble about the gardens.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I believed it to be one very perilous.^ I believed it to be one very perilous.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ...reciprocity is barter. .I always understood that barter was the last effort of civilization that it was exactly that state of human exchange that separated civilization from savagery; and if reciprocity is only barter, I fear that would hardly help us out of our difficulty.^ I always understood that barter was the last effort of civilization that it was exactly that state of human exchange that separated civilization from savagery; and if reciprocity is only barter, I fear that would hardly help us out of our difficulty.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fear makes us feel our humanity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "In the summer you had no fear, and our people wrote to us that we might be perfectly tranquil."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .My noble friend read some extracts from the speeches of those who had the misfortune to be in Parliament at that time, and he honoured me by reading an extract from the speech I then made in the other House of Parliament.^ My noble friend read some extracts from the speeches of those who had the misfortune to be in Parliament at that time, and he honoured me by reading an extract from the speech I then made in the other House of Parliament.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I had had some transactions with the house of Cantacuzene, through the kindness of our dear friend whom we will never forget, but will never mention; and through them I became acquainted with the Prince of Samos, who is the chief of their house.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am about to visit a friend who lives in this county, and I have sent on my baggage as I could.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That was a speech in favour of reciprocity, and indicated the means by which reciprocity could be obtained.^ That was a speech in favour of reciprocity, and indicated the means by which reciprocity could be obtained.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Coningsby could not sing; so he was to favour them as a substitute with a speech or a sentiment.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Needing herself no indulgence, she could be indulgent; and would by no means favour that strait-laced morality that would constrain the innocent play of the social body.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That is to say—I do not want to enter into the discussion whether the principle was right or wrong, but it was acknowledged in public life, favoured and pursued by many statesmen who conceived that by the negotiation of a treaty of commerce, by reciprocal exchange and the lowering of duties, the products of the two negotiating countries would find a freer access and consumption in the two countries than they formerly possessed.^ That is to say—I do not want to enter into the discussion whether the principle was right or wrong, but it was acknowledged in public life, favoured and pursued by many statesmen who conceived that by the negotiation of a treaty of commerce, by reciprocal exchange and the lowering of duties, the products of the two negotiating countries would find a freer access and consumption in the two countries than they formerly possessed.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those who talk of negotiating treaties of reciprocity...have they the materials for negotiating treaties of reciprocity?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So saying, he entered into an inner apartment.
    • Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But when he taunts me with his quotation of some musty phrases of mine 40 years ago, I must remind him that we had elements then on which treaties of reciprocity could be negotiated.^ But when he taunts me with his quotation of some musty phrases of mine 40 years ago, I must remind him that we had elements then on which treaties of reciprocity could be negotiated.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At that time, although the great changes of Sir Robert Peel had taken place, there were 168 articles in the tariff which were materials by which you could have negotiated, if that was a wise and desirable policy, commercial treaties of reciprocity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LAMB: Would he have been 40-some years old?
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    .At that time, although the great changes of Sir Robert Peel had taken place, there were 168 articles in the tariff which were materials by which you could have negotiated, if that was a wise and desirable policy, commercial treaties of reciprocity.^ At that time, although the great changes of Sir Robert Peel had taken place, there were 168 articles in the tariff which were materials by which you could have negotiated, if that was a wise and desirable policy, commercial treaties of reciprocity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those who talk of negotiating treaties of reciprocity...have they the materials for negotiating treaties of reciprocity?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "But, surely, there are times and places when one would like to be alone."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What is the number you now have in the tariff?^ 'And what do you put our numbers at now?'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is the number you now have in the tariff?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Twenty-two. .Those who talk of negotiating treaties of reciprocity...have they the materials for negotiating treaties of reciprocity?^ Those who talk of negotiating treaties of reciprocity...have they the materials for negotiating treaties of reciprocity?
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At that time, although the great changes of Sir Robert Peel had taken place, there were 168 articles in the tariff which were materials by which you could have negotiated, if that was a wise and desirable policy, commercial treaties of reciprocity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were gentlemen who, to judge from their general air and the great consideration with which they were treated by those who were occasionally in their vicinity, were personages whose criticism bore authority.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You have lost the opportunity.^ You have lost the opportunity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I do not want to enter into the argument at the present moment; but England cannot pursue that policy.^ I do not want to enter into the argument at the present moment; but England cannot pursue that policy.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It so happened that, the moment I entered their service, I was wanted.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At this moment there was a tap at the door, and, bidden to enter, Mr. Clifford presented himself with a sealed paper, for the gentleman in evening dress.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech in the House of Lords (29 April, 1879).
    • 'House Of Lords, Tuesday, April 29', The Times (30 April, 1879), p.^ 'House Of Lords, Tuesday, April 29', The Times (30 April, 1879), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1848 - 08-30 ).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Speech in the House of Lords (29 April, 1879).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .8.
  • In assuming that peace will be maintained, I assume also that no Great Power would shrink from its responsibilities.^ In assuming that peace will be maintained, I assume also that no Great Power would shrink from its responsibilities.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No sound theologian would maintain the simplicity of the elements; but that does not involve the coarse interpretation of the dark ages.'"
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So long as the power and advice of England are felt in the councils of Europe, peace, I believe, will be maintained, and maintained for a long period.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If there be a country, for example, one of the most extensive and wealthiest of empires in the world—if that country, from a perverse interpretation of its insular geographical position, turns an indifferent ear to the feelings and the fortunes of Continental Europe, such a course would, I believe, only end in its becoming an object of general plunder.^ If there be a country, for example, one of the most extensive and wealthiest of empires in the world—if that country, from a perverse interpretation of its insular geographical position, turns an indifferent ear to the feelings and the fortunes of Continental Europe, such a course would, I believe, only end in its becoming an object of general plunder.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One feels as in some Continental city.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The country, however, was perfectly warned that if we made a great revolution in our industrial system, that was one of the consequences that would accrue.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So long as the power and advice of England are felt in the councils of Europe, peace, I believe, will be maintained, and maintained for a long period.^ We hesitate not to say that there is no race at this present, and following in this only the example of a long period, that so much delights, and fascinates, and ennobles Europe, as the Jewish.
    • Benjamin Disraeli on Judaism, Finance and Revolution 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Without their presence, war, as has happened before, and too frequently of late, seems to me to be inevitable.^ Without their presence, war, as has happened before, and too frequently of late, seems to me to be inevitable.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I speak on this subject with confidence to the citizens of London, because I know that they are men who are not ashamed of the Empire which their ancestors created; because I know that they are not ashamed of the noblest of human sentiments, now decried by philosophers—the sentiment of patriotism; because I know they will not be beguiled into believing that in maintaining their Empire they may forfeit their liberties.^ He trusts them; he knows they are honest men.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I speak on this subject with confidence to the citizens of London, because I know that they are men who are not ashamed of the Empire which their ancestors created; because I know that they are not ashamed of the noblest of human sentiments, now decried by philosophers—the sentiment of patriotism; because I know they will not be beguiled into believing that in maintaining their Empire they may forfeit their liberties.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I am mistaken if there be not a yet deeper sentiment on the part of the people of this country, one with which I cannot doubt your lordships will ever sympathise, and that is—the determination to maintain the Empire of England.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .One of the greatest of Romans, when asked what were his politics, replied, Imperium et Libertas.^ One of the greatest of Romans, when asked what were his politics, replied, Imperium et Libertas .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That would not make a bad programme for a British Ministry.^ That would not make a bad programme for a British Ministry.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'I would make the best of a bad bargain,' said Lord Fitz-booby.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It is one from which Her Majesty's advisers do not shrink.^ It is one from which Her Majesty's advisers do not shrink.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Speech at the Guildhall, London (9 November, 1879).
    • William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.^ Letter 2: Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, November 20, 1867 .
      • Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And thus ended the school life of Benjamin Disraeli, the year at Walthamstow being his first and last experience.
      • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Volume II. 1860–1881
      (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), pp.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .1366-7.
  • We are the children of the gods, and are never more the slaves of circumstance than when we deem ourselves their masters.^ We are the children of the gods, and are never more the slaves of circumstance than when we deem ourselves their masters.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ More than one visitor had in the interval paid their respects to the lady, but Mr. Phoebus never moved.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am sure I more than once never expected to see him again."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What may next happen in the dazzling farce of life, the Fates only know.^ What may next happen in the dazzling farce of life, the Fates only know.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Life, on the contrary, so swift, that all may see now that of which they once could only read.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last.
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Benjamin Franklin 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Letter to Rosina Bulwer Lytton
    • Andre Maurois, Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age (London: D. Appleton & Co., 1927), p 114

Books

.
  • I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up.^ I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our news on your homepage (that is, if you use My Yahoo , which we recommend for your start-up page) .
    • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 21| St Thomas mumping 2012 McKenna Jos� Arg�elles Maya Timewave zero Mayan calendarAustralia Christmas beetle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Or the indispensible part Churchill’s national and international political skills, technical knowledge and contacts played in our so narrow escape and subsequent turning of the scales.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Popanilla (1827) Ch.^ Popanilla (1827) Ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      7 referring to the Motto of "Vraibleusia".
  • "What is care?" asked the Princess, with a smile.
    ."It is a god", replied the Physician, "invisible, but omnipotent.^ "It is a god", replied the Physician, "invisible, but omnipotent.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse — it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey".
    • The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, pt.^ It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse — it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey".
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Wondrous Tale of Alroy , pt.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Wondrous Tale of Alroy pt.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      5, ch. .5 (1833).
  • I am prepared for the worst, but hope the best.^ I am prepared for the worst, but hope the best.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jump to: navigation , search I am prepared for the worst, but hope the best.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, pt.^ Review of The Wondrous Tale of Alroy .
      • Bibliography - Critical Apparatus - Alroy - Disraeli - Editions - Romantic Circles 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.rc.umd.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ The Wondrous Tale of Alroy , pt.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Wondrous Tale of Alroy pt.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      10, ch. 3.
  • Despair is the conclusion of fools. .
    • The Wondrous Tale of Alroy pt.^ Review of The Wondrous Tale of Alroy .
      • Bibliography - Critical Apparatus - Alroy - Disraeli - Editions - Romantic Circles 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.rc.umd.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, along with The Rise of Iskander .
      • Bibliography - Critical Apparatus - Alroy - Disraeli - Editions - Romantic Circles 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.rc.umd.edu [Source type: Academic]

      10, ch. .17.
  • Success is the child of audacity.^ Success is the child of audacity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Rise of Iskander ch.^ The Rise of Iskander ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .4 (1833).
  • Though lions to their enemies they were lambs to their friends.^ Though lions to their enemies they were lambs to their friends.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was a hard time; but I found a friend now and then among the country people, though they are dreadfully superstitious.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The infernal Marriage, part 2, Chapter 4 (1834).
  • Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.^ Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CHAPTER II. This was a crisis in the life of Coningsby; yet, like many critical epochs, the person most interested in it was not sufficiently aware of its character.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "He is the most sensible man I know," said Lothair; "he always does the right thing.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • The Infernal Marriage, part 3 (1834).
  • Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.^ Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The infernal Marriage , part 2, Chapter 4 (1834).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Infernal Marriage , part 3 (1834).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Count Alarcos: A Tragedy Act IV, sc.^ Count Alarcos: A Tragedy Act IV, sc.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      i .(1839).
  • The fool wonders, the wise man asks.^ The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Count Alarcos: A Tragedy Act IV, sc.^ Count Alarcos: A Tragedy Act IV, sc.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      i.

Vivian Grey (1826)

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  • The microcosm of a public school.^ The microcosm of a public school.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Book I, Chap. .2.
  • The Services in war time are fit only for desperadoes but, in peace, are fit only for fools.^ The Services in war time are fit only for desperadoes but, in peace, are fit only for fools.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only PM to be a brilliant war time AND peace time leader.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Book I, Chap. .9.
  • Beware of endeavouring to become a great man in a hurry.^ Beware of endeavouring to become a great man in a hurry.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed: these are fearful odds.^ One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed: these are fearful odds.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is ten thousand titles each to one hundred million readers, which is only about 4% of the present number of computer users.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yet Free Trade came about, and the fires were started in ten thousand factories, and such prosperity came to England as she had never known before.
    • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Book I, Chap. 10.
  • I hate definitions. .
    • Book II, Chap.^ Book II, Chap.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .6.
  • Fear makes us feel our humanity.^ "In the summer you had no fear, and our people wrote to us that we might be perfectly tranquil."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think for ever.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'By all means; come, my dear Millbank, I feel reckless as the tempest; let us drown our cares in wine!'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book III, Chap.^ Book III, Chap.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .6.
  • There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.^ There seemed to be no doubt that the revolutionary party in Italy, assured by the withdrawal of the French troops from Rome, were again stirring.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m by no means an expert in political history – I’m a politics undergratuate student.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the war had directed the energies of the English people into channels by no means favourable to political education.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book III, Chap.^ Book III, Chap.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .9.
  • Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action.^ Experience is the child of Thought, and Thought is the child of Action.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Because I have seen something of action in my life;" said the lady, "and it is an experience of wasted energies and baffled thoughts."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    We can not learn men from books.
    • Book V, Chap. 1.
  • Variety is the mother of Enjoyment.
    • Book V, Chap. .4.
  • There is moderation even in excess.^ There is moderation even in excess.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book VI, Chap.^ Book VI, Chap.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .1.
  • In politics, nothing is contemptible.^ In politics, nothing is contemptible.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book VI, Chap.^ Book VI, Chap.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .4.
  • Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.^ Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However a man may plan his life, he is the creature of circumstances.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
    • Book VI, ch.^ It moves with more regularity than man.
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Book VI, ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .7.
  • I repeat that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.
    • Book VI, Ch.^ I repeat that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Book VI, ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      7.
  • Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of Grief the blunder of a life. .
    • Book VI, Ch.^ Book VI, ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Book VI, Ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      7.
  • A man's fate is his own temper. .
    • Book VI, Ch.^ Book VI, ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Book VI, Ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .7.
  • Like all great travellers I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.^ Like all great travellers I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All things that have happened have tended and have been ordained to one end, and that was to make you the champion of the Church of which you are now more than the child."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was nothing he liked much more than a procession.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book VIII, Ch.^ Book VIII, Ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .4.
  • The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.^ The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And thus it is the blunders of youth are preferable to the triumphs of manhood, or the successes of old age."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book VIII, Ch.^ Book VIII, Ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      4.

The Young Duke (1831)

.
  • Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.^ Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For there is no man, however gifted, even however conceited, who has any real confidence in himself until he has acted."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • The 'Advertisement' to the 1853 edition.
  • A dark horse, which had never been thought of, and which the careless St. James had never even observed in the list, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph.
    • Bk. I, Ch. .5. The phrase "dark horse" was then a political phrase common in the United States.
  • Then there was a maiden speech, so inaudible, that it was doubted whether, after all, the young orator really did lose his virginity.^ Then there was a maiden speech, so inaudible, that it was doubted whether, after all, the young orator really did lose his virginity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The phrase "dark horse" was then a political phrase common in the United States.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is a tradition in Parliament, adopted also in the United States Senate, that silence is quite becoming to a member during his first session.
    • Little Journeys Vol. 5: English Authors by Elbert Hubbard: Benjamin Disraeli 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. I, Ch. .6.
  • We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers.^ We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. I, Ch. .11.
  • The age of chivalry is past.^ The age of chivalry is past.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Bores have succeeded to dragons.^ Bores have succeeded to dragons.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. II, Ch. .5
  • It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.^ 'Tis the same with human beings as with books.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One would think that every Eton man would be as proud of his name being registered as a donor in the Catalogue of this Library, as a Venetian of his name being inscribed in the Golden Book.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All of course by mere accident; one might meet the same men regularly every day for a month, who were only 'passing through town.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. III, Ch. .2
  • A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords.^ A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On being welcomed to the House of Lords I feel a very unusual sensation— if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, then, if it is neither the Crown nor the Church, whose rights and privileges this Conservative party propose to vindicate, is it your House, the House of Lords, whose powers they are prepared to uphold?
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.^ There's my girls, they are just two young geese, and they have a hankering after popery, having had a Jesuit in the house.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What I call time they call eternity; when they describe heaven, they give a picture of earth; and beings whom they style divine, they invest with all the attributes of humanity."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is nothing new from abroad this afternoon: my time has been spent in writing, not receiving, dispatches."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. V, Ch. 6

Contarini Fleming (1832)

.
  • Nature is more powerful than education; time will develop everything.^ He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, American Heritage, and more than three dozen other publications.
    • William Ewart Gladstone’s Great Campaigns for Peace and Freedom | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thefreemanonline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'In what is more powerful than laws and institutions, and without which the best laws and the most skilful institutions may be a dead letter, or the very means of tyranny in the national character.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Going to an assembly for the first time is more alarming than the first battle.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Part 1, Chapter 8. Compare: "La Nature a été en eux forte que l'éducation" (translated: "Nature was a stronger force in them than education"), Voltaire, Vie de Molière.
  • Never apologize for showing feeling.^ Compare: "La Nature a été en eux forte que l'éducation" (translated: "Nature was a stronger force in them than education"), Voltaire , Vie de Molière .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Never apologize for showing feeling.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His natural disposition, and his comparatively solitary education, had made him a keen observer, and he was one who meditated over his observations.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When you do so, you apologize for truth.^ When you do so, you apologize for truth.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Part 1, Chapter 13.
  • With words we govern men. .
    • Part 1, Chapter 21 .
  • Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
    • Part 1, Chapter 23 .
  • Amusement to an observing mind is study.^ WEINTRAUB: I read them all in working on the biography and found tremendous numbers of parallels between his own life and his novels.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When Lothair returned to the saloon it was so crowded that he was not observed; exactly what he liked; and he stood against the wall watching all that passed, not without amusement.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It seems to me that a sense of duty is natural to man," said Lothair, "and that there can be no satisfaction in life without attempting to fulfil it."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Part 1, Chapter 23.
  • The sense of existence is the greatest happiness.^ The sense of existence is the greatest happiness.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Part 1, Chapter 23.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Part 1, Chapter 23 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Part 3, Chapter 1.
  • Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. .
    • Part 4, Chapter 5.
  • The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.^ CHAPTER VII. The future historian of the country will be perplexed to ascertain what was the distinct object which the Duke of Wellington proposed to himself in the political manoeuvres of May, 1832.
    • Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Part 5, Chapter 10.
  • All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.^ All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Part 5, Chapter 10.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CHAPTER 45 Under all this flowing festivity there was already a current of struggle and party passion.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Part 5, Chapter 18.
  • When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.^ Part 5, Chapter 18.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Part 6, Chapter 3.

Henrietta Temple (1837)

  • Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime. .
    • Book 2, chapter 1.
  • What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.^ What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Benjamin Franklin 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book 2, chapter 4. Compare: "I say the very things that make the greatest Stir / An' the most interestin' things, are things that did n't occur", Sam Walter Foss, Things that did n't occur.
  • The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.^ Often misquoted as "The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Compare: "I say the very things that make the greatest Stir / An' the most interestin' things, are things that did n't occur", Sam Walter Foss , Things that did n't occur .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book 4, chapter 1. Often misquoted as "The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end".
  • Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.^ Then and only then, could we be at one with 'nature' and one another.
    • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 21| St Thomas mumping 2012 McKenna Jos� Arg�elles Maya Timewave zero Mayan calendarAustralia Christmas beetle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He never offended any one's self-love.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Well, give it us: first syllable in _fabri_ is short; three false quantities in the two first lines!
    • Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book 4, chapter 24.
  • Time is the great physician.^ Time is the great physician.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Book 4, chapter 24.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Book 6, chapter 24.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book 6, chapter 9.
  • Man is not a rational animal.^ Man is not a rational animal.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion.^ Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I wished it to be susceptible only of the great and good.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Book 6, chapter 12.
  • Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.^ Then and only then, could we be at one with 'nature' and one another.
    • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 21| St Thomas mumping 2012 McKenna Jos� Arg�elles Maya Timewave zero Mayan calendarAustralia Christmas beetle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Book 6, chapter 12.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Book 6, chapter 24.

Sybil (1845)

  • "I rather like bad wine," said Mr. Mountchesney; "one gets so bored with good wine."
    • Book 1, chapter 1.

Tancred (1847)

.
  • Duty cannot exist without faith.^ Duty cannot exist without faith.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have been rash enough to buy several estates, my own opinion is, that, by the existing law of England, an Englishman of Hebrew faith cannot possess the soil.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. II, Ch. .1
  • A majority is always the best repartee.^ A majority is always the best repartee.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. II, Ch. .1
  • There is no index of character so sure as the voice.^ There is no index of character so sure as the voice.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Be sure there is no time to lose.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no influence at the same time so powerful and so singular as that of individual character.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. II, Ch. 1
.
  • Duty cannot exist without faith.^ Duty cannot exist without faith.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have been rash enough to buy several estates, my own opinion is, that, by the existing law of England, an Englishman of Hebrew faith cannot possess the soil.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. II, Ch. .11
  • That fatal drollery called a representative government.^ That fatal drollery called a representative government.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An educated nation recoils from the imperfect vicariate of what is called a representative government.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. II, Ch. 13
  • The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
    • Bk. III, Ch. .4
  • He was fresh and full of faith that "something would turn up."^ At last I got to the shore, and induced an honest fellow to put to sea in an open boat, on the chance of something turning up.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some thought that systems would last their time; others, that something would turn up.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WEINTRAUB: They had met him because he was a member of Parliament and would turn up at social events that the consort and queen had to be at.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. III, Ch. .6
  • When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.^ When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. IV, Ch. .4
  • Everything comes if a man will only wait.^ Everything comes if a man will only wait.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My father thinks, of course, that Lyle is a Conservative, and that he only waits the occasion to come forward; but he is quite wrong.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Italy is ready for the move, and is only waiting for the great man.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. IV, Ch. 8
  • We moralise among ruins.
    • Bk. V, Ch. .5
  • London is a modern Babylon.^ London is a modern Babylon.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Bk. V, Ch. 5

Lothair (1870)

  • London is a roost for every bird.
    • Ch. .11.
  • The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
    • Ch.^ The world is wearied of statesmen; whom democracy has degraded into politicians, and of orators who have become what they call debaters.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      .17.
  • The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.^ But the pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .17.
  • When a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire.^ Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Man is born to observe, but if he falls into psychology he observes nothing, and then he is astonished that life has no charms for him, or that, never seizing the occasion, his career is a failure.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Benjamin Franklin 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .28.
  • Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race.^ Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Books are fatal; they are the curse of the human race.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It required the declared will of God to redeem man from such fatal iniquity, which would have sapped the human race.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Nine- tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.^ Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.^ The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .29.
  • I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man.^ It seemed that every woman was pretty, every man a wit.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For every woman a red cloak, and a coat of broadcloth for every man.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He, too, beheld a woman unlike other women, and with his fine experience, both as a man and as a physiologist, felt that he was in the presence of no ordinary organisation.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .30.
  • You know who critics are?— the men who have failed in literature and art.
    • Ch.^ 'I say, do you know who this Millbank is?'
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The men who have failed in literature and art."
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You know who critics are?— the men who have failed in literature and art.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .35. Compare: "Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets, historians, biographers, if they could; they have tried their talents at one or the other, and have failed; therefore they turn critics", Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton, p.^ I only wish they would try!
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But they will fail, as they failed the other day, as Sennacherib failed.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Who is an Italian, they tell me, though she does not look like one.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      36. Delivered 1811–1812; "Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. .As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic", Percy Bysshe Shelley, Fragments of Adonais.
  • "My idea of an agreeable person," said Hugo Bohun, "is a person who agrees with me."
    • Ch.^ "The only persons talked of," said Hugo.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "My idea of an agreeable person," said Hugo Bohun, "is a person who agrees with me."
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic", Percy Bysshe Shelley , Fragments of Adonais .
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .35.
  • Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.^ "It is a great privilege to live in this country and in this age.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He passed his life very much at Vauxe, and imparted a great deal of knowledge to Mr. Hawkins without apparently being conscious of so doing.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 49.
  • Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

Endymion (1880)

  • Nothing is going on, but everybody is afraid of something.
    • Ch. .2.
  • Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.^ LAMB: Five: "Desperation is sometimes as powerful and inspiring as genius."
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 8.
  • His Christianity was muscular.
    • Ch. .14.
  • I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will that will stake even existence for its fulfilment.^ In the long-run your nature will prevail, and you will fulfil your organic purpose; but you will accomplish your ends with a completeness which can only be secured by the culture and development you are now experiencing."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the rest, he was unselfish, but severe in discipline, inflexible, and even ruthless in the fulfilment of his purpose.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He must never be out of our sight; not a human being must approach him."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .26.
  • The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.^ You know what I’m talking about.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Never had she exercised her distinguished powers of social rhetoric with more art and fervor, and never apparently had they proved less productive of the intended consequences.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Less than the Muses and more than the Graces, certainly, if you come.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .36.
  • As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.^ To the man who still loves there is in that conviction the most profound and desolate sorrow of which our nature is capable.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One: "As a general rule nobody has money who ought to have it."
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was the test of conduct, Lord Monmouth said; a fear of becoming ridiculous is the best guide in life, and will save a man from all sorts of scrapes.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .36.
  • An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen.^ But in conversing with Millbank, he heard for the first time of influential classes in the country who were not noble, and were yet determined to acquire power.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 37.
  • The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.
    • Ch. .52.
  • There is no education like adversity.^ "And, if all did their duty like papa, there might be less, or no cause," said Corisande.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do not like bishops; I think there is no use in them; but I have no objection to him personally; I think him an agreeable man; not at all a bore.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no fool like an old fool, they say; but I think, from what I hear, the young fools will beat us in the present day.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .61.
  • Without tact you can learn nothing.^ LAMB: Thirteen: "Without tact you can learn nothing.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 61.
  • As for our majority... one is enough.
    • Ch. .64.
  • The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right.^ 'I vote the Boar's head be carried in procession thrice round the hall, and Beau shall be the champion to challenge all who may question my right.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 70.
  • Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.
    • Ch. .71 .
  • "As for that," said Waldenshare, "sensible men are all of the same religion."^ All of course by mere accident; one might meet the same men regularly every day for a month, who were only 'passing through town.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'If we were all to argue from the same premises, and act accordingly,' said Edith, 'the saloons would be empty.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'It is not so much the tail they have, as the excuse their junction will be for the moderate, sensible men to come over,' said Taper.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]


    "Pray, what is that?" inquired the Prince.
    ."Sensible men never tell."
    • Ch.^ "Sensible men never tell."
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Earl said, "Men of sense never tell it", reported in Burnet, History of my own Times , vol.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .81. An anecdote is related of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621–1683), who, in speaking of religion, said, "People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion."^ He will speak to you of these matters himself."
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He wished he had had an opportunity of speaking with her on these matters.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ An anecdote is related of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621–1683), who, in speaking of religion, said, "People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion."
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      To the inquiry of "What religion?" the .Earl said, "Men of sense never tell it", reported in Burnet, History of my own Times, vol.^ "Sensible men never tell."
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ 'Affairs in my time were never so complicated,' said Mr. Ormsby.
      • Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Earl said, "Men of sense never tell it", reported in Burnet, History of my own Times , vol.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      i. p. .175, note (edition 1833).
  • There is no gambling like politics.^ "And, if all did their duty like papa, there might be less, or no cause," said Corisande.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do not like bishops; I think there is no use in them; but I have no objection to him personally; I think him an agreeable man; not at all a bore.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no fool like an old fool, they say; but I think, from what I hear, the young fools will beat us in the present day.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. .82.
  • If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.^ "I should like to see it very much," said Lothair, "though I came to speak to you about something else."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why, had it not been for you I should have at this very moment been lavishing my fortune on an, ecclesiastical toy, which I think of with a blush.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Ch. 85.
  • The sweet simplicity of the three per cents.
    • Ch. 96. Compare: "The elegant simplicity of the three per cents", Lord Stowell, in Lives of the Lord Chancellors (Campbell), Vol. x, Chap. 212.

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  • "Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell and making them anticipate the trip."
  • A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
  • A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity who can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and glorify himself.^ Being true Englishmen, they were all against Buckhurst's opponent, who was of the Venetian party, and who ended by calling out Buckhurst for his personalities.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All of course by mere accident; one might meet the same men regularly every day for a month, who were only 'passing through town.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is held in history as one of the greatest wartime leaders of all time, with his time in office lasting throughout the Second World War.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Said of W E Gladstone at a banquet in Riding School, Knightsbridge, 17 July 1878
  • A very remarkable people the Zulus: they defeat our generals, they convert our bishops, they have settled the fate of a great European dynasties.^ Said of W E Gladstone at a banquet in Riding School, Knightsbridge, 17 July 1878 A very remarkable people the Zulus: they defeat our generals, they convert our bishops, they have settled the fate of a great European dynasties.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "And then our bishop is coming;" said Lothair.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'I should think they had not come to that sort of thing,' said the great noble, with ill-disguised contempt.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Attributed in J A Froude Lord Beaconsfield (1890), chapter 14.
    • This quotation is current in many variant forms, but is cited here from the earliest source we have been able to find.
  • Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
  • Characters do not change.^ 'Never fear that; he sent me particularly to tell you to invite as many as you liked.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have committed many mistakes, doubtless many follies -- have formed many opinions, and have changed many opinions; but to one I have been constant, in one I am unchanged -- and that is my adoring love to you."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CHAPTER 48 The ball at Muriel which followed the concert on the lake was one of those balls which, it would seem, never would end.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
  • Charles Greville was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, though I have read Cicero and known Bulwer-Lytton.^ Charles Greville was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, though I have read Cicero and known Bulwer-Lytton .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In Russell's earlier Collections and Recollections (1898) this appeared as "I knew the author, and he was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, although I have read Cicero and known Bulwer Lytton" (p.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Attributed by George William Erskine Russell in his Portraits of the Seventies (1916), pp. .38–39. In Russell's earlier Collections and Recollections (1898) this appeared as "I knew the author, and he was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, although I have read Cicero and known Bulwer Lytton" (p.^ Charles Greville was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, though I have read Cicero and known Bulwer-Lytton .
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In Russell's earlier Collections and Recollections (1898) this appeared as "I knew the author, and he was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, although I have read Cicero and known Bulwer Lytton" (p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ However, he brought the infliction on himself by his strange habit of deciding on subjects of which he knew nothing, and of always contradicting persons on the very subjects of which they were necessarily masters.
      • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      .177).
  • Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
  • Demagogues and agitators are very unpleasant, they are incidental to a free and constitutional country, and you must put up with these inconveniences or do without many important advantages.
  • Great countries are those that produce great people.
  • Great services are not cancelled by one act or by one single error.
  • His shortcoming is his long staying.^ You teach me things of which I have long mused.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He will speak to you of these matters himself."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My only consolation is that one great error, which you most deprecated, I have escaped."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Also attributed to Lewis L Lewisohn.
  • I am dead: dead, but in the Elysian fields.^ Also attributed to Lewis L Lewisohn.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am dead: dead, but in the Elysian fields.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • On being welcomed to the House of Lords
  • I feel a very unusual sensation— if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
  • I must follow the people.^ "Well, I think she is very distinguished: unusual.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'I think, Lord Monmouth,' said Mr. Rigby, 'we must ask permission to drink one toast to-day.'
    • Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/9) 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'But surely,' said Sir Joseph, 'the Minister being responsible to Parliament, it must follow that all great offices of State should be filled at his discretion.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    Am I not their leader? .
  • I never deny.^ Andrew Bonar Law- Conservative 1922-23 38.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bonar Law / Andrew Taylor.

    I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
    • According to Henry W Lucy's Memories of Eight Parliaments (1908), p. .66, Disraeli said this was his rule when talking with the Queen.
  • I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.
  • If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself.^ I don't think Disraeli was a bad man.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Talking of singing, something is going to happen," said Miss Arundel.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Talk to a man about himself, and he is generally captivated.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
  • If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune; and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity.^ No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one could misunderstand him.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune; and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • A joke reported in Wilfrid Meynell's Benjamin Disraeli (1903), p. .146.
  • It would have been a good dinner, if
    The soup had been as warm as the champagne or
    The beef had been as rare as the service or
    The brandy had been as old as the woman on his left or
    The woman on his right had been as Hansom as the cab he took home.
  • Life is too short to be small.
  • Many thanks: I shall lose no time in reading it.^ Life is too short to be small.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would have been a good dinner, if The soup had been as warm as the champagne or The beef had been as rare as the service or The brandy had been as old as the woman on his left or The woman on his right had been as Hansom as the cab he took home.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Be sure there is no time to lose.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Reputedly Disraeli's reply to an author who had sent him an unsolicited manuscript.^ When Thomas was at Caesaria, the Lord came to him and sent him to Gondoforus, king of the Indies, who wanted skilled architects and builders to make the grandest palace in the world.
      • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 21| St Thomas mumping 2012 McKenna Jos� Arg�elles Maya Timewave zero Mayan calendarAustralia Christmas beetle 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: General]

      ^ He was replying to Mr. Ruby, a celebrated jeweller and goldsmith, in a celebrated street, who had saluted him when he had entered the shop, and called the attention of Lothair to a group of treasures of art.
      • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Wilfrid Meynell, in his The Man Disraeli (1903) p.^ Wilfrid Meynell, in his The Man Disraeli (1903) p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ According to Wilfrid Meynell ( Benjamin Disraeli (1903) p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A joke reported in Wilfrid Meynell's Benjamin Disraeli (1903), p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .119, goes no further than to say "it might very well be his". It has also been fathered on Heinrich Heine and, needless to say, on George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill.
  • Moderation is the centre wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.
  • Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.
  • Never complain and never explain.^ "Oh no; they are very well.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Well, one might do worse than that.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Most assuredly there never was a congress of friendship wherein more was said and felt than in this meeting, so long projected, and yet perhaps on the whole so happily procrastinated, between Coningsby and Millbank.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

  • News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class publication and not news.
  • No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
  • No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.
  • Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
  • Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
  • On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.
  • One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
    • Variant: The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
    • Variant: The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
  • Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
  • Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
  • The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.^ His grace was accustomed to say that he had only one misfortune, and it was a great one; he had no home.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'So do I,' said Lord Eskdale; 'Sidonia is the only man who tells one anything new.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The manners of your country are founded on exclusion."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • 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.
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
  • The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
  • The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.^ 'And you, like a good knight, will maintain your own.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After all, it is the Church against the secret societies.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The greatest of all evils is a weak government.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • This has been attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Vaclav Havel, Jeffrey Sachs, Rashi Fein, Walter Bagehot and Philip Noel-Baker.^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ To say he won the war is to say the earl of Liverpool won the Napoleonic wars or David Lloyd George won the WW1.
      • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Letter to Lord Grey de Wilton ( 1873 - 10-03 ) In W. F. Monypenny and George Earl Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli (1920), vol.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .It has been described as a Greek, African, Chinese, Russian and American proverb, and as "an old Chassidic injunction". The earliest citation found so far is from Frederick Lewis Schuman Design for Power: The Struggle for the World (1942), p.^ He must surely be included in such a list because his role in the Seven Years War (French and Indian War to Americans) led to Britain’s emergance as a world power.
      • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

      .200: "A comment made...by Lloyd George, 'There is nothing more dangerous than to leap a chasm in two jumps'".
  • The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.^ The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "A comment made...by Lloyd George, 'There is nothing more dangerous than to leap a chasm in two jumps'".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was nothing he liked much more than a procession.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Said at a Wynyard Horticultural Show in 1848, according to Monypenny & Buckle The Life of Benjamin Disraeli (1913) p.^ Said at a Wynyard Horticultural Show in 1848, according to Monypenny & Buckle The Life of Benjamin Disraeli (1913) p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ According to Wilfrid Meynell ( Benjamin Disraeli (1903) p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Reported in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      368.
  • The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy.
  • The right honourable gentleman is reminiscent of a poker. .The only difference is that a poker gives off the occasional signs of warmth.^ The only difference is that a poker gives off the occasional signs of warmth.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I only hope," repeated Lothair, rising and offering Mr. Giles his hand, "that life may give me some occasion to prove my gratitude."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(On Robert Peel)
  • The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
  • The worst atrocity in Bulgaria is Gladstone's pamphlet on the subject.
  • There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
  • Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
  • To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
  • We should never lose an occasion.^ "I hope there was no mistake about it."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The people are very fond of this grove, and make frequent processions there.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Be sure there is no time to lose.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.
  • What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
  • What usually comes first is the contract.
  • When I want to read a novel, I write one.^ What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When I want to read a novel, I write one.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What usually comes first is the contract.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • According to Wilfrid Meynell (Benjamin Disraeli (1903) p. .124) this was Disraeli's reply on being asked whether he had read George Eliot's Daniel Deronda.
  • Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
  • Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
  • William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect.
  • Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.
  • You have heard me accused me of being a flatterer.^ Brains every day become more precious than blood.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You must ask her, she cannot refuse you.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Every procession must end.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    It is true. I am a flatterer. I have found it useful. .Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.^ Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "But I should like also to hear from you."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I should like to see it very much," said Lothair, "though I came to speak to you about something else."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Supposedly said in conversation with Matthew Arnold c.^ Supposedly said in conversation with Matthew Arnold c.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .1880; quoted in G. W. E. Russell, Collections and Recollections (1898) p.^ G. W. E. Russell, Collections and Recollections (1898) p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In Russell's earlier Collections and Recollections (1898) this appeared as "I knew the author, and he was the most conceited person with whom I have ever been brought in contact, although I have read Cicero and known Bulwer Lytton" (p.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      224.
  • You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
  • Supposedly Gladstone to Disraeli, actually between Sandwich and Foote:
.John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich: "Foote, I have often wondered what catastrophe would bring you to your end; but I think, that you must either die of the p-x, or the halter."^ If your state is not listed and you would like to know if we have added it since the list you have, just ask.
  • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course you will ask Lord Henry and your friend Sir Charles Buckhurst; and is there any one else that you would like to invite?'
  • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

^ LAMB: Finally, your last quote: "Every procession must end."
  • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

Samuel Foote: "My lord, that will depend upon one of two contingencies; -- whether I embrace your lordship's mistress, or your lordship's principles.”
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  • I am the blank page between the Old Testament and the New.^ I am the blank page between the Old Testament and the New.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [2]

Misattributed

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  • There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.^ There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Attributed to Disraeli by Mark Twain in "Chapters from My Autobiography — XX", North American Review No.^ Attributed to Disraeli by Mark Twain in "Chapters from My Autobiography — XX", North American Review No.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .DCXVIII (JULY 5, 1907) [3].^ DCXVIII (JULY 5, 1907) [3] .
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .His attribution is considered unreliable, and the actual origin is uncertain, with one of the earliest known publications of such a phrase being that of Leonard H. Courtney: see Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
  • Candour is the brightest gem of criticism.^ Candour is the brightest gem of criticism.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His attribution is considered unreliable, and the actual origin is uncertain, with one of the earliest known publications of such a phrase being that of Leonard H. Courtney : see Lies, damned lies, and statistics .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Though ascribed to Benjamin Disraeli, it comes from the article "Literary Journals" in his father Isaac D'Israeli's The Curiosities of Literature.
  • Diligence is the mother of good fortune.^ It is to be found in the article "Quotation" in his Curiosities of Literature .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though ascribed to Benjamin Disraeli, it comes from the article "Literary Journals" in his father Isaac D'Israeli 's The Curiosities of Literature .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Actually from Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Don Quixote, Part I, Book IV, ch.^ Actually from Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Don Quixote , Part I, Book IV, ch.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .19.
  • Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.^ Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Here the father is confused with the son again.^ Here the father is confused with the son again.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This was quoted from Turner by Isaac D'Israeli in his The Amenities of Literature (1841) and, through the confusion of father with son, has come to be falsely attributed to Benjamin Disraeli.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .It comes from the article on "Solitude" in Isaac D'Israeli's The Curiosities of Literature.
  • If it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.^ It is to be found in the article "Quotation" in his Curiosities of Literature .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature has, "Between solid lying and disguised truth there is a difference known to writers skilled in 'the art of governing mankind by deceiving them'; as politics, ill understood, have been defined".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This was quoted from Turner by Isaac D'Israeli in his The Amenities of Literature (1841) and, through the confusion of father with son, has come to be falsely attributed to Benjamin Disraeli.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it: he that fears otherwise, gives advantage to the danger.^ Speech in the House of Commons ( 1845 - 04-11 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it: he that fears otherwise, gives advantage to the danger.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Attributed to Edmund Burke , to William Gerard Hamilton , to George Bernard Shaw , to John F. Kennedy (who at any rate quoted it) and to Benjamin Disraeli, it was actually said by Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland in a speech in the House of Commons on 1641 - 11-22 .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

  • Mediocrity can talk; but it is for genius to observe. .
    • Actually from Isaac D'Israeli's The Curiosities of Literature, "Men of Genius Deficient in Conversation".
  • 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.^ 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.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature has, "Between solid lying and disguised truth there is a difference known to writers skilled in 'the art of governing mankind by deceiving them'; as politics, ill understood, have been defined".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What we want, sir, is not to fashion new dukes and furbish up old baronies, but to establish great principles which may maintain the realm and secure the happiness of the people.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. .
    • One more misattribution to Disraeli of one of his father Isaac D'Isaeli's observations (Curiosities of Literature, "Of Suppressors and Dilapidators of Manuscripts")
  • Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.^ Coningsby could not resist the impulse of curiosity to see this individual of whom he had heard so much.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were delighted by the speeches, though they had very few; they were delighted by the national anthem, all rising; particularly, they were delighted by "three-times-three, and one cheer more," and "hip, hip."
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Britain benefitted by much, much more than those, not to mention the subtle three-way link which included Canada.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • A Welsh triad cited in A Vindication of the Genuineness of the Ancient British Poems of Aneurin, Taliesin, Llywarch Hen, and Merdin (1803), by Sharon Turner, reads, "The three pillars of learning; seeing much, suffering much, and studying much". This was quoted from Turner by Isaac D'Israeli in his The Amenities of Literature (1841) and, through the confusion of father with son, has come to be falsely attributed to Benjamin Disraeli.
  • Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.^ People can complain about the NHS as much as they like but i think the majority of british people dont realise how lucky we are to have it.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He did so much to help the Irish and he brought in many new laws that helped the rest of Britain too and cited him as one of his biggest inspirations.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is possibly most obvious through his own words, as Churchill entered office by declaring, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” .
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.^ This comes from Dostoevsky 's Crime and Punishment , part 1, chapter 1.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The art of governing mankind by deceiving them.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature has, "Between solid lying and disguised truth there is a difference known to writers skilled in 'the art of governing mankind by deceiving them'; as politics, ill understood, have been defined".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature has, "Between solid lying and disguised truth there is a difference known to writers skilled in 'the art of governing mankind by deceiving them'; as politics, ill understood, have been defined". The source of D'Israeli's quotation has not been found, but at any rate it was certainly not Benjamin Disraeli.
  • The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.^ The source of D'Israeli's quotation has not been found, but at any rate it was certainly not Benjamin Disraeli.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is to be found in the article "Quotation" in his Curiosities of Literature .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.^ Actually a line from Martin Tupper 's Proverbial Philosophy .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like "The wisdom of the wise", above, this actually comes from Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature , "Quotation".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • One more example of Isaac D'Israeli's words being misattributed to his son.^ One more example of Isaac D'Israeli's words being misattributed to his son.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ One more misattribution to Disraeli of one of his father Isaac D'Isaeli's observations ( Curiosities of Literature , "Of Suppressors and Dilapidators of Manuscripts") Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This was quoted from Turner by Isaac D'Israeli in his The Amenities of Literature (1841) and, through the confusion of father with son, has come to be falsely attributed to Benjamin Disraeli.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .It is to be found in the article "Quotation" in his Curiosities of Literature.
  • They that touch pitch will be defiled.^ It is to be found in the article "Quotation" in his Curiosities of Literature .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They that touch pitch will be defiled.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though ascribed to Benjamin Disraeli, it comes from the article "Literary Journals" in his father Isaac D'Israeli 's The Curiosities of Literature .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Actually spoken by Dogberry in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (III.3).^ Actually spoken by Dogberry in William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing (III.3).
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .The KJV Bible (Ecclesiasticus 13:1) has "He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith".
  • Whenever we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.^ Whenever we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The KJV Bible (Ecclesiasticus 13:1) has "He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith".
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I have made up my mind that I shall not go back to Oxford this term; would your grace do me the great favor of presenting me at the next lev e?"
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Like "The wisdom of the wise", above, this actually comes from Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature, "Quotation".
  • Supposedly Gladstone to Disraeli, actually Wilkes to Sandwich:
    • "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
    • "That depends, sir", replied Disraeli, "On whether I embrace your policies or your mistress".

About Benjamin Disraeli

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  • ...a man who is never beaten.^ So she would boast to people about Disraeli, who was never really a handsome man in his old age -- he might have been as a young man.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A man who has not seen the world, whose fancy is harassed with glittering images of pleasures he has never experienced, cannot live on 300_l._ per annum; but you can.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Every reverse, every defeat is to him only an admonition to wait and catch his opportunity of retrieving his position.^ It was the only day that the monsignore had not waited on him.
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Every reverse, every defeat is to him only an admonition to wait and catch his opportunity of retrieving his position.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Yes,' said Mr. Rigby, 'I could have written to him then by every post, and undeceived him as to his position.'
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • He was quite remarkable enough to fill a volume of Éloge.^ William Ewart Gladstone , letter to Malcolm MacColl ( 1877 - 08-11 ) He was quite remarkable enough to fill a volume of Éloge.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ William Ewart Gladstone , of the Liberal victory of 1880 The present man will do well, and will be particularly loyal and anxious to please me in every way.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Someone wrote to me yesterday that no Jew for 1800 years has played so great a part in the world.^ Someone wrote to me yesterday that no Jew for 1800 years has played so great a part in the world.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What public declaration on his part could alter the undeniable fact, now circulating throughout the world, that in the supernatural scene of yesterday he was the willing and the principal actor?
    • Lothair / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No ease, no resources; the passing life seems a solemn spectacle in which you play a part.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    That would be no Jew since St. Paul; and it is very startling.
    • Lord Acton, letter to Mrs. Drew (1881-04-24)
  • Here's to the man who rode the race, who took the time, who kept the time, and who did the trick. .
    • Sir Mathew Ridley, toast to Disraeli at the Carlton Club (1867-04-13)
  • In death he remains as he was in life.^ Sir Mathew Ridley , toast to Disraeli at the Carlton Club ( 1867 - 04-13 ) In death he remains as he was in life.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All show with no substance.^ All show with no substance.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Kudos for not putting in Disraeli though, a man very much all style and no substance.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • William Gladstone on discovering, after Disraeli's death, that he had refused a state funeral to be buried alongside his wife.
  • In whatever he has written he has affected something which has been intended to strike his readers as uncommon and therefore grand.^ William Gladstone on discovering, after Disraeli's death, that he had refused a state funeral to be buried alongside his wife.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In whatever he has written he has affected something which has been intended to strike his readers as uncommon and therefore grand.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Because he has been bright and a man of genius, he has carried his object as regards the young.^ Because he has been bright and a man of genius, he has carried his object as regards the young.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because a young man had made love to his daughter, who was really in no manner entitled to do so.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He has struck them with astonishment and aroused in their imagination ideas of a world more glorious, more rich, more witty, more enterprising, than their own.^ He has struck them with astonishment and aroused in their imagination ideas of a world more glorious, more rich, more witty, more enterprising, than their own.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hitherto that gentleman had persuaded the world that he was not only very clever, but that he was also always in luck; a quality which many appreciate more even than capacity.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And now the hour has come when this youth is to be launched into a world more vast than that in which he has hitherto sojourned, yet for which this microcosm has been no ill preparation.
    • Coningsby / Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC infomotions.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But the glory has been the glory of pasteboard, and the wealth has been a wealth of tinsel.^ But the glory has been the glory of pasteboard, and the wealth has been a wealth of tinsel.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The wit has been the wit of hairdressers, and the enterprise has been the enterprise of mountebanks.^ The wit has been the wit of hairdressers, and the enterprise has been the enterprise of mountebanks.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • The downfall of Beaconfieldism is like the vanishing of some vast magnificent castle in an Italian romance.^ Anthony Trollope , Autobiography The downfall of Beaconfieldism is like the vanishing of some vast magnificent castle in an Italian romance.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It made people like Anthony Trollope and some of the other novelists who were popular at the time very jealous.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • The present man will do well, and will be particularly loyal and anxious to please me in every way.^ William Ewart Gladstone , of the Liberal victory of 1880 The present man will do well, and will be particularly loyal and anxious to please me in every way.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ William Ewart Gladstone , letter to Malcolm MacColl ( 1877 - 08-11 ) He was quite remarkable enough to fill a volume of Éloge.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ William Gladstone- Liberal 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886, 1892-94 4.
    • The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - Listverse 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

    He is vy. peculiar, but vy. clever and sensible and vy. conciliatory. .
  • What strikes me most singular in you is, that you are fonder of Power than of Fame.^ Letter to Queen Victoria ( 1868 - 11-04 ).
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Queen Victoria , letter to the Crown Princess of Prussia ( 1868 - 02-29 ) What strikes me most singular in you is, that you are fonder of Power than of Fame.
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By the time he died, he was probably the most famous man in England and would have been the most famous person in England if Queen Victoria hadn't been around, and he was her favorite prime minister.
    • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • Der alte Jude, das ist der Mann!^ Edward Bulwer-Lytton , in Disraeli's Reminiscences Der alte Jude, das ist der Mann!
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Letter to Rosina Bulwer Lytton Andre Maurois, Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age (London: D. Appleton & Co., 1927), p 114 [ edit ] Books .
    • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • The old Jew, that is the man!
    • Otto von Bismarck of Disraeli's performance at the Congress of Berlin.^ Otto von Bismarck of Disraeli's performance at the Congress of Berlin.
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The old Jew, that is the man!
      • Benjamin Disraeli - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ LAMB: You didn't find Disraeli to be a dirty old man?
      • Booknotes 10 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.booknotes.org [Source type: Original source]

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