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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1368
AUTHOR: Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81)
QUOTATION: You have despoiled churches. You have threatened every corporation and endowment in the country. You have examined into everybody’s affairs. You have criticised every profession and vexed every trade. No one is certain of his property, and nobody knows what duties he may have to perform to-morrow. This is the policy of confiscation as compared with that of concurrent endowment.
ATTRIBUTION: BENJAMIN DISRAELI, speech on the University Education Bill (Ireland), House of Commons, March 11, 1873.—Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, ed. T. E. Kebbel, vol. 2, p. 390 (1882).