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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6355
AUTHOR:Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli (1804–1881)
QUOTATION:  What is the question now placed before society with the glib assurance which to me is most astonishing? That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence those new fangled theories.
ATTRIBUTION:Speech at Oxford Diocesan Conference, Nov. 25, 1864.
 

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