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Leading Thoughts: Pass Them On

BRITISH statesman Benjamin Disraeli said, “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.” The ideas of others have the power to slow us down and consider perspectives beyond our own. Left alone, our thoughts become too narrow—too vulnerable to blind spots. This learning process may deepen our own thoughts, give us concepts to build on, and start great conversations. It’s also good to know that we are not alone and that others have lived through the same things...
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"C.S. Lewis once wrote that if you’d never met a human and suddenly encountered one, you’d be inclined to worship this creature."

"Every human being is a miracle, and your superior in some way. The people who have great conversations walk into the room expecting to be delighted by you and make you feel the beam of their affection and respect. Lady Randolph Churchill once said that when sitting next to the statesman William Gladstone she thought him the cleverest person in England, but when she sat next to Benjamin Disraeli she thought she was the cleverest person in England."  From "Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Co...
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What Does It Mean to Be a Man? 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in September 2013. When putting together our first two books, we sought to pepper the text in each with quotes about men and manhood. What we quickly discovered was that no comprehensive source for such quotes existed. You could find a few on general quote collection sites, a sma...
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Personal Defensive Weapons that Run & Run

Opinion Next Level Armament NLX 556 GFK Rifle Dust Cover Door Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Cleanliness and order are not matters of ‘instinct.’ They are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli Many mistakenly believe that spring-loaded “dust-covers,” designed to obturate ejection ports on military rifles, were an invention of Gene Stoner, as none appeared on the previous two generations of US Rifles. Not hardly! Since t...
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Disraeli: On Bad Books.

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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London, 1841: Young Ben Disraeli is Fed Up.

I cannot be silent. I have had to struggle against a storm of political hate and malice which few men ever experienced. --Young MP Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), asking Robert Peel for a post in the Peel Ministry in an 1841 letter. Peel refused him. "Dizzy"
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Millionaire.

I am becoming irritated by the vagueness surrounding the origins of the word millionaire, and I am hoping the Varied Reader can help out. I was intrigued by the idea that (as Wikipedia puts it s.v. John Law) “The term ‘millionaire’ was coined specifically to describe the beneficiaries of Law’s scheme,” i.e. the Banque Royale (“The collapse of the Mississippi Company and the Banque Royale tarnished the word banque (‘bank’) so much that France abandoned central banking for almost a century, possi...
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The Best Mentor You Can Find is Up to You!

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” — Benjamin Disraeli WHEN I WAS a young Army lieutenant, I met with my Assignment (Personnel) Officer, Major Tom Montgomery in Washington D.C. on my way to Germany in the summer of 1977. I never expected that he would become my first true mentor. There was no contractual agreement or even a discussion about such a relationship, and through all these years, I’ve never mentioned the word “m...
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What’s to like about our click-crazy culture?

If you’re reading this column on Facebook, please click “like” and don’t forget to “share” my column with all your “friends,” both real and digital. Or if you have Twitter, give it that little heart-shaped thingy. I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do on Instagram, because I don’t use Instagram, but please do it anyway. “Likes” and “hearts” are very, very important. Or so I’m told. I’m also told I don’t have enough “followers.” There are people whose job it is to look at digital data, crunch t...
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Tom O'Neil: Statistics worth appreciating

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was quoted by Mark Twain as stating "There are three kinds of lies — "lies, damned lies, and statistics." Though many statistics can make you scratch your head in disbelief, careers... [Author: [email protected]]
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UPDATED: Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2019 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher Col...
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UPDATED: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher C...
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107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Ben Franklin ...
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Thought for the day, Dec. 21, 2018

Benjamin Disraeli, 1878. (Photo by Cornelius Jabez Hughes/Harvard Art Museum)   Benjamin Disraeli, English politician, prime minister and author “‘Tis the same with human beings as with books. All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who condense in a sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character or illustrates an existence.” (from “Coningsby,” 1844) D...
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Benjamin Disraeli on Bad Books.

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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Ben Disraeli on Bad Books.

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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National Trust Curator – Saunderton

The National Trust has significantly invested in curatorship, increasing the number of curators and developing our capability and confidence across the organisation. Curators at the Trust are influential and collaborative, working with a wide range of people and using their deep knowledge and understanding to influence care for our collections and places, develop research agendas and create high quality, dynamic presentation, interpretation and programming. What it’s like to work here This role ...
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Trump’s Historic Gamble

Trump's Historic Gamble U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy.The British prime minister once counseled, “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.”At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly saluted a North Korean general and then lavished praise on Kim Jong Un as a “strong guy” with a “good personality” and a “great negotiator.” “He's funny, and … very, ver...
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Young Ben Disraeli: On Bad Books.

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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American Adventures Southern Californian delights...

Like all great travelers I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli.Routing. Highway 101 to Santa Barbara and then Highway 405 to Los Angeles. Distance 285 km. Total distance to date 675 km.
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Young Ben Disraeli on Books.

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) "Dizzy"
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Benjamin Disraeli on Writing Well.

When I want to read a good book, I write one. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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Manchester, England: Lowry-loving. Bomb-rocked. Unbroken.

Flag waving Lowry-loving Boundry shoving Cottonmilled... Bomb-rocked Unbroken... --from Carole Houlston's 2004 poem "Manchester" Manchester, Britain's Second City, is feistier and rawer than London. Imagine another second city, Chicago, only smaller (in population, Manchester's center city is roughly 510,000, and its urban area is 2.6 million). But also a bit tougher. Proud blue collar towns like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Baltimore also come to mind. No nonsense and shamelessly tough and ...
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Should Politics be taught within secondary school?

Despite the higher youth turnout than originally anticipated, it has been estimated that around one third of millennials did not vote in the EU Referendum. Whilst the outcome of the EU referendum was disappointing for the majority of Millennials – statistically – if everyone within the 18-24 age category had participated in the EU referendum (and voted remain) the 3.78% required to equalise the leave vote would have been met, and the UK would have likely remained a member of the European Union. ...
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Benjamin Disreali on Writing Well.

When I want to read a good book, I write one. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
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This budget could be ‘Fiscal Phil’ Hammond’s big opportunity | Letters

Housing and inequality top readers’ concerns but Derrick Joad thinks the chancellor would benefit from a reading of Disraeli’s novel Sybil, while others pick up on his shorthand typist gaffePhillip Hammond has been getting advice on this week’s budget from numerous commentators, such as Matthew d’Ancona (Hammond has gimmicks. What he needs is humility, 20 October). Can I suggest that even at this late moment there is a book that the chancellor should consult: Benjamin Disraeli’s Sybil. Although ...
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2017 Edition Redux: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women.

Note: The blog does this every year. Original 2017 edition appeared March 7. Wild Men. Wild Women. The Rankings 1 through 106 as this blog sees them in 2017. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. They don't care what you think. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and...
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Earliest Colchicums

C olchicum season has started! In general, colchicums seem to be emerging earlier than usual–but why? Because it was cooler than usual? Because it was rainier than usual? Or both combined? I don’t know. Pushing the zone But I do know that I have deliberately sought out some colchicums that bloom earlier so that the season of bloom in my garden is extended. And to do that, I had to go a little bit out of my comfort zone–I mean, my hardiness zone. Yes, I have dared to plant some corms only rat...
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How to: Find your Passion with 5 Creativity-boosting Exercises

“Man is only great when he acts from passion.” – Benjamin Disraeli (19th century British Prime Minister) As an entrepreneur, The post How to: Find your Passion with 5 Creativity-boosting Exercises appeared first on Koka Sexton.
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Disraeli on Books.

Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. --Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) "Dizzy"
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