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Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British Prime Minister, confident of Queen Victoria’s and a very clever man. Here are some of the witty politician’s quotes, still applicable today – over 100 years later.

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”
“That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”
(Wish Disraeli was in Parliament now. He’s have a thing or two to say. And he would say it well. There is no denying the truth.)

“To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder. ”
(Reminds me of the HST. Maybe it would lead to a stronger economy but who’s paying for it? The people at the bottom. The people who can’t afford it.)

“A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.”
(Enough said. Oh, wait. There’s more to say.)

“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. ”
(Ok, maybe now.)

“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? ”
(Oh to have a leader like that. A true leader. Anyone? Anyone? Are you there?)

“Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of the People. ”
(Seems like that has been forgotten)

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. ”
(Alright. We can do this together.)

“Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. ”
(Hm. Heard any institutions change their tune lately?)

“Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. ”
(We’re just making it all up anyways.)

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