Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea and that was wrong.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

If a traveller were informed that such a man was the leader of the House of Commons, he might begin to comprehend how the Egyptians worshipped an insect.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

Otto von Bismarck: The Germans have just bought a new country in Africa where Jews and pigs will be tolerated.

Disraeli: Fortunately, we are both here (in England).

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

It destroys one’s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

There are three kinds of lies; lies, damned lies and statistics.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

I will not go down in posterity talking bad grammar.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

He has committed every crime that does not require courage.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

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

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune, and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

His smile is like the silver fittings on a coffin.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

It is well-known what a middleman is; he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

He only had one idea and that was wrong.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

Mr. Speaker, I withdraw; half the cabinet are not asses.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

Little things affect little minds.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author

The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.

(1804 – 1881) British prime minister, politician & author













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