Quotes

26 Quotes filtered by Benjamin Disraeli

The Right Honourable Gentleman caught the Whigs bathing and walked away with their clothes.

Benjamin Disraeli 28/02/1845

Attacking Sir Robert Peel for trying to coerce his backbench MPs into following the Government line.

Category: Insulting Conservatives

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Insulting Conservatives, Insults

If a traveller were informed such a man was Leader of the House of Commons he may well begin to comprehend how the Egyptians worshipped an insect.

Benjamin Disraeli

On Lord John Russell

Category: Insulting Liberals

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Insulting Liberals, Insults

I never deny, I never contradict, I sometimes forget.

Benjamin Disraeli

On dealing with Queen Victoria

Category: Monarchy

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Government, Monarchy

Everyone likes flattery; and when it comes to Royalty lay it on with a trowel.

Benjamin Disraeli

Category: Monarchy

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Government, Monarchy

I have ever been of the opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.

Benjamin Disraeli

Category: Revolution

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Ideologies, Revolution

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Category: Oneliners

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Humour, Oneliners

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Teaching is a good preparation for politics because you have to reply to questions when you don't know the answer.

Keith Best

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