Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

When I want to read a book, I write one.

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

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who can condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.

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. (reply to a taunt by Daniel O’Connell)

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.

The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous.”

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