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 Benjamin Disraeli - “Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “I feel a very unusual sensation - if it's not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Grief is the agony of an instant the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “My idea of an agreeable person, is a person who agrees with me”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “My idea of an acceptable person is someone that is ready to accept my ideas.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Ignorance never settles a question”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “As a rule, he -or she- who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “There are amusing people who do not interest, and interesting people who do not amuse”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “He has to learn that petulance is no sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Men moralise among ruins, or, in the throng and tumult of successful cities, recall past visions of urban desolation for prophetic warning.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us . . .”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with facts but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our own mind.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime it taints the course of life in all its dreams.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “The conduct of men depends upon their temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.”
 Benjamin Disraeli - “You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.”

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