Quotation by Benjamin Disraeli

A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881), British statesman, author. Speech, July 27, 1878, Knightsbridge, London. Quoted in Times (London, July 29, 1878).

Referring to Prime Minister Gladstone. On another occasion, Disraeli said of Gladstone, "He has not a single redeeming defect."
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