Disraeli Declares

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

Chancing upon this creative comment, I was inspired to gather more gems of wisdom from Benjamin Disraeli. Prime Minister of England and a favorite of Queen Victoria, he was also a popular novelist who knew his way around words and adored aphorisms:

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”

“Never complain and never explain.”

“Silence is the mother of truth.”

“The fool wonders, the wise man asks.”

‘There is no education like adversity.”

“Justice is truth in action.”

“Life is too short to be little.”

“Success is the child of audacity.”

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”

“How much easier to be critical than to be correct.”

“The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.”

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”

Love Ben’s pithy prose! May his musings inspire us as we all write on!




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3 Responses to Disraeli Declares

  1. seegogga says:

    He was witty and wise!

  2. Hi,

    Yes, I think our boy Ben must have had a lot of fun with word play,
    probably more than politics!

    Write on,

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