"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
(1804-1881) Prime Minister of England, British statesman, novelist
his novel 'Coningsby, the New Generation', 1844
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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?
 -- William Ballitine, Fort Worth     
     -- Anonymous      
    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.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    What is true, is true.
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
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    It is an understatement.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    He should know. Former Brit PM.
     -- Paul W. Richardson, Eastport, ME     
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    NEVER Trust News... They ALWAYS Lie !
     -- Nunga, Yungalla     
     -- Anonymous      
    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."
     -- Ron, Plano, TX     
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    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.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    We all know how reality is changed to look like reality. Perhaps Pinocchio would know whose pulling the strings behind the scenes.
     -- RBESRQ     
    #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"
     -- Anonymous, Canton     
    They never move or speak, most of the time.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
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