55 Benjamin Disraeli Quotes from British Statesman

Benjamin Disraeli was a multifaceted personality and was known as a politician novelist and bon viveur.

He was most famous as a Conservative politician and Britain’s first Jewish Prime Minister.

Even after a challenging start with a nervous breakdown and early business failures Disraeli persevered becoming known for his wit and resilience in politics.

He faced opposition including being excluded initially from Cabinet positions and having intense rivalries with Peel and Gladstone.

His prime ministerships were marked by significant social reforms including improving working conditions and public health.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

Disraeli’s relationship with Queen Victoria was marked by his skillful handling and charm.

His later years were spent in the House of Lords focusing on foreign policy until his death in 1881.

Here are some of the most famous quotes by Benjamin Disraeli.

Best Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

1. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).


2. “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

3. “There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

4. “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

5. “Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

6. “It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

7. “As a general rule, nobody has money who ought to have it.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

8. “Little things affect little minds.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

9. “There are three types of lies – lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

10. “As a rule, man is a fool. When it’s hot, he wants it cool; When its cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting, what is not.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

11. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).


12. “Beauty and health are the chief sources of happiness.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

13. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

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14. “Never complain and never explain.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

15. “The fool wonders, the wise man asks.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

16. “Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

17. “Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

18. “Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

19. “We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

20. “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

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21. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

22. “The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

23. “Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

24. “Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

25. “When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).


26. “There is no education like adversity.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

27. “Money is power, and rare are the heads that can withstand the possession of great power.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

28. “Silence is the mother of truth.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

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29. “The care of the public health is the first duty of the statesman.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

30. “Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

31. “Success is the child of audacity.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

32. “Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

33. “As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

34. “Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

35. “I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

36. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

37. “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).

38. “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).

39. “Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

40. “How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).


41. “The profound thinker always suspects that he is superficial.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

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42. “There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

43. “If you don’t believe in magic, then you can’t believe in reality.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

44. “Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

45. “Man is only great when he acts from passion.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

46. “Propriety of manners, and consideration for others, are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

47. “The most powerful men are not public men: a public man is responsible, and a responsible man is a slave. It is private life that governs the world.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

48. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

Powerful Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

49. “Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

50. “Travel teaches toleration.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

51. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

52. “The secret to success is constancy of purpose.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

53. “Justice is truth in action.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

54. “Never take anything for granted.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

55. “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~ (Benjamin Disraeli).

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