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Egremont shook his head. "You still will cherish these phantoms, dear Sybil! and why? They are not visions of delight. Believe me they are as vain as they are distressing. The mind of England is the mind ever of the rising race. Trust me it is with the People. And not the less so, because this feeling is one of which even in a great degree it is unconscious. Those opinions which you have been educated to dread and mistrust are opinions that are dying away.Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.Let an accident, which speculation could not foresee, the balanced state at this moment of parliamentary parties cease, and in a few years, more or less, cease it must, and you will witness a development of the new mind of England, which will make up by its rapid progress for its retarded action. I live among these men; I know their inmost souls; I watch their instincts and their impulses; I know the principles which they have imbibed, and I know, however hindered by circumstances for... Disraeli, Benjamin
Source: Attributed to BENJAMIN DISRAELI.Maturin M. Ballou, Treasury of Thought, p. 370 . Unverified. · Excerpt from Sybil, or the Two Nations · This quote is about opinions · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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