334 Total Quotes

British Statesman Quotes

Benjamin Disraeli
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Cecil Rhodes
We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.
Cecil Rhodes
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Benjamin Disraeli
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
Lord Chesterfield
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Benjamin Disraeli
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Benjamin Disraeli
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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
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I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet.
Lord Chesterfield
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Benjamin Disraeli
London is a roost for every bird.
Benjamin Disraeli
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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
John Lubbock
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Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.
Lord Chesterfield
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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Lord Chesterfield
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Benjamin Disraeli
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Lord Chesterfield
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Benjamin Disraeli
Never complain and never explain.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Enthusiasm moves the world.
Arthur Balfour
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Benjamin Disraeli
What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Benjamin Disraeli
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
George Chapman
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Benjamin Disraeli
William Gladstone has not a single redeeming defect.
Benjamin Disraeli
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The New Orleans I knew ain't no more.
Michael Davis
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Benjamin Disraeli
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Benjamin Disraeli
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I started out with nothing. I still have most of it.
Michael Davis
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Benjamin Disraeli
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
Benjamin Disraeli
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I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
Lord Chesterfield
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