Famous Benjamin Disraeli Quote

“For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”

~ Benjamin Disraeli

his novel 'Coningsby, the New Generation', 1844

Ratings and Comments


William Ballitine, Fort Worth

Out of context. A line lifted from a novel written by Disraeli. How does the book end? Which character says this or is it the narrator?

Mike, Norwalk

As a stand alone verse, not taking into consideration the context from which it was drawn or the seriousness of its intent, it is accurate enough.

David L. Rosenthal

What is true, is true.

E Archer, NYC

It is an understatement.

Paul W. Richardson, Eastport, ME

He should know. Former Brit PM.

Nunga, Yungalla

NEVER Trust News... They ALWAYS Lie !

Ron, Plano, TX

A 70-something West Texas cowboy in a hospital was asked by his doctor about his views regarding the new president. "He's a post turtle," the cowboy said. The doc asked for an explanation. "While riding fence line and seeing a turtle on top of a fence post," the weathered old cowboy replied, "I know he didn't know how he got there, what he is doing there, or how to get off...that's a post turtle."

jim k, austin

A non descript politician from the corrupt Chicago political machine suddenly becomes president. It makes you wonder just who is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

RBESRQ
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RBESRQ    2/18/09

We all know how reality is changed to look like reality. Perhaps Pinocchio would know whose pulling the strings behind the scenes.

Anonymous, Canton

#1] The problem is that we don't have a Page number or paragraph number...where'd the quote come from? #2] The statement in the quote is true... #3] Prime Minister Disraeli was leaving a message & warning in that book, and there were others who did the same...another quote from his book: "the world is ruled by far fewer men than you realize...",(my paraphrase) BEWARE! BE AWARE! "The Partisan"

Ronw13, Yachats OR

They never move or speak, most of the time.

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