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Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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'A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.'

'A precedent embalms a principle.'

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

'An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.'

'Assassination has never changed the history of the world.'

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

'Despair is the conclusion of fools.'

'Diligence is the mother of good fortune.'

'Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.'

'Great countries are those that produce great people.'

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

'I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.'

'Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.'

'Little things affect little minds.'

'Man is only great when he acts from passion.'

'No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.'

'Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes'

'Success is the child of audacity.'

'The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.'

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

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

'There is no education like adversity.'

'Without tact you can learn nothing.'

'Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth'

Born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Died in London
More about Benjamin Disraeli

Links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/disraeli_benjamin. BBC's history page
http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page146.asp Government page on Disraeli

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Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams. - Somerset Maugham
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First Ever Use of Tanks in Battle - 1916, Invergordon Mutiny - 1931, Battle of Britain ends - 1940, 1st Edition of the Sun - 1964
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