The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
Books are the curse of the human race
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained...
Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime
There are three types of lies; lies, damn lies, and statistics.
But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is...
We are all born for love... it is the principle existence and it's only end.
For life in general, there is but one decree; youth is a blunder, manhood a...
The world is wearied of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians
Where knowledge ends, religion begins
What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens.
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to...
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.