Zitat des Tages von Benjamin Disraeli:
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
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.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
That fatal drollery called a representative government.
Little things affect little minds.
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
We moralize among ruins.
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.
Genius, when young, is divine.
A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
In politics nothing is contemptible.
Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.