deleted misattributed misquote
I removed a statement from the attributed section: "You don't even know who I am." This is from "Family Guy", the episode "One If By Clam, Two If By Sea":
- Lois: Peter! He's charming! All british men are!
- Peter: Yeah right... that's what they said about Benjamin Disraeli.
- --- (cut to man writing at a desk circa 1850) ---
- Benjamin Disraeli: [to the camera] You don't even know who I am.
This may be somewhat amusing in a surreal sort of way, but it hardly deserves to be placed among serious attributions. ~ Kalki 07:46, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)
I deleted the following quote:
- Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
- Thanks for your cleanup! Aphaia
about dining with Gladstone and Disraeli
Interesting set of quotes about Disraeli here... I'm new to Wikiquotes, so I don't fee Bold enough to make any changes myself.
Jennie Jerome was Winston Churchill's mother, an American. "When I left the dining room after sitting next to Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But when I sat next to Disraeli I left feeling that I was the cleverest woman."
LAMB: I'll just read a couple. One: "As a general rule nobody has money who ought to have it."
LAMB: Two: "What is the use of diamond necklaces if you cannot help a friend into Parliament?"
LAMB: Three: "Marriage is a mighty instrument."
LAMB: Four: "Life is a masquerade."
LAMB: Five: "Desperation is sometimes as powerful and inspiring as genius."
LAMB: Six: "As for religion, generally, if a man believe in his maker and does his duty to his neighbor, in my mind that is sufficient."
LAMB: Seven: "It is not good taste to believe in the devil." LAMB: Eight: "A little knowledge of the world is a dangerous thing, especially in literature."
LAMB: Nine: "I prefer the society of a first-rate woman to that of any man."
LAMB: Eleven: "Never dine out in a high-neck dress."
LAMB: Another saying you took out of Endymion: "Only let a man be able to drive into Bamford on market day and get two of three linen drapers to take off their hats to him and he will be happy enough and always ready to die for our glorious constitution."
LAMB: Twelve: "The most precious stone must be cut and polished."
LAMB: Thirteen: "Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent."
LAMB: Fourteen: "I think life would be very insipid if all of our lots were the same."
LAMB: Two more. Eighteen: "No one can be patient who is not independent."
"Every procession must end."
"Neither friends nor trivals are everlasting, but only profits"
Dear Guys, I am a Chinese Wikipedian. There is a sentence that been told from Benjamin Disraeli had been spreaded for long time in Chinese language societies, which is written in English as "Neither friends nor trivals are everlasting, but only profits". However i made some research and there are no evidence that Benjamin Disraeli had mentioned such sentence, event to google this sentence, the first results are came from Chinese web pages. I am wondering if it is possible that somebody could identify who mentioned that or it can be a iron case that Benjamin Disraeli had never ever mention this sentence. Thank all! --Prinz.W 12:39, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Quoted in Carnegie's 'How to Win Friends'
Does anybody know if this is a correct attribution?
"'Talk to people about themselves,' said Disraeli, one of the shrewdest men who ever ruled the British Empire. 'Talk to people about themselves and they will listen four hours.'" p115 of How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie, Revised Edition.
I cannot find any reputable sources which confirm that Disraeli said this.