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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes – on Success & A Good Life

Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli can be inspiring due to his common-sense observations of the world, adversity, success and gratitude.

Who was Benjamin Disraeli?

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) was a British writer and statesman who served as Prime Minister from 1874 to 1880. He was the leader of the Conservative Party from 1868 to 1880 and is one of the few British prime ministers to have been of Jewish descent.

Why are Benjamin Disraeli’s quotes interesting?

Benjamin Disraeli was a highly influential figure in British politics, had a lot of interesting insights into key issues, and was known for being forthright and opinionated in his views.

Disraeli continues to be widely quoted today on his views on life, success, education, travel, religion, politics and leadership. His sometimes-stoic opinions also produced many funny quotes, which you can also see below.

Whether you agree with him or not, his quotes offer an interesting and often inspiring view of the world.

 

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes & Sayings

 

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

 

Benjamin Disraeli quotes on riches

 

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

 

Benjamin Disraeli quotes on happiness action

 

 

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

Benjamin Disraeli quotes on own power

 

“Never complain and never explain.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

“Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Never take anything for granted.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“There is no education like adversity.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

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

 

“The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle, old age a regret.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Fear makes us feel our humanity.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Silence is the mother of truth.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes on Success

 

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

 

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

 

Benjamin Disraeli quotes on success opportunity

 

“The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Success is the child of audacity.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Little things affect little minds.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

“Without tact you can learn nothing.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

Funny Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

 

“Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“As for our majority… one is enough.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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

 

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

 

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes on Leadership

 

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

 

“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“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

 

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

 

“No Government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes on Travel

 

“Adventures are to the adventurous.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Travel teaches toleration.” Benjamin Disraeli

 

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