Benjamin Disraeli Quote

He is so vain that he wants to figure in history as the settler of all the great questions; but a Parliamentary constitution is not favorable to such ambitions; things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.


Letter to Lord John Manners, referring to the tactics of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel (17 December 1846), cited in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (Vol. 2) (1913), p. 337-338.

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He is so vain that he wants to figure in history as the settler of all the great questions; but a Parliamentary constitution is not favorable to such ...

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He is so vain that he wants to figure in history as the settler of all the great questions; but a Parliamentary constitution is not favorable to such ...

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He is so vain that he wants to figure in history as the settler of all the great questions; but a Parliamentary constitution is not favorable to such ...

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He is so vain that he wants to figure in history as the settler of all the great questions; but a Parliamentary constitution is not favorable to such ...