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can know nothing of mankind without knowing
something of ourselves. Self-knowledge is the property
of those people whose passions have their full play, but
who ponder over their results.
three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong.
And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
Never apologize for showing feelings.
Remember when you do,
you apologize for the truth.
I am a
Conservative to preserve all that is good in our
a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve
to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the
the many or the prejudices of the few.
Most people die with their music still locked up inside
in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we
endure, and generally create ourselves.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be
be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its
Disraeli (1804-81) Known as a dandy, a novelist, a brilliant
debater and England's
first and only Jewish prime minister, Disraeli (Earl of
Beaconfield) is best remembered for bringing India and the Suez
Canal under control of the
crown. A Conservative, he was elected to Parliament in 1837
failing to win election in four earlier elections. After
formed a government in 1841, Disraeli was on the outs until
wrote a trilogy "Coningsby", "Sybil"
and "Tancred" expounding his ideas
and formed the Young England group as watchdogs over Peel's brand
conservatism. When Peel's government fell, Disraeli
known as the leader of the Conservatives in the Commons.
Disraeli served as chancellor of the Exchequer under Lord Derby as
prime minister in Conservative governments of 1852, 1858-59 and
1866-68. The 1858-59 Parliament made the admission of Jews
to Parliament legal, clearing the way for a Disraeli's prime
ministership following Lord Derby's retirement in 1868. Defeated
in a general election by William Gladstone that same year,
Disraeli faced another six years of opposition which produced
another novel entitled "Lothair" in 1870. He also
established the Conservative Central Office, considered by some as
the forerunner of modern party organization.
Disraeli became prime minister for the second time in 1874 at the
of 70. Acting on his own, he purchased a controlling
interest in the
Suez Canal conferring the title of Empress of India upon the Queen
in so doing earning himself the title of Earl of Beaconfield in
1876. During the next two years, Disraeli and liberal Leader William
Gladstone, clashed over issues surrounding the Bulgarian revolt
Russo-Turkish War (1877-78). Disraeli represented British
the Congress of Berlin, 1878, which brought peace as well as
under British flag. His government was defeated in 1880.
the following year.
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