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Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
British politician [more author details]
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What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
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Benjamin Disraeli
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
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Benjamin Disraeli
When 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.
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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 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.
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Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists.
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Benjamin Disraeli, Letter to Mrs. Sarah Brydges Willyams, October 17, 1863
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
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Benjamin Disraeli, Speech in the House of Commons, Mar. 3, 1845
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
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Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
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Benjamin Disraeli, speech, January 24, 1860
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
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Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, 1845

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