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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6410
AUTHOR:Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli (1804–1881)
QUOTATION:  “As for that,” said Waldenshare, “sensible men are all of the same religion.” “Pray, what is that?” inquired the Prince. “Sensible men never tell.” 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Endymion. Chap. lxxxi.
 
Note 1.
See Johnson, page 370.

An anecdote is related of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621–1683), who, in speaking of religion, said, “People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion.” To the inquiry of “What religion?” the Earl said, “Men of sense never tell it.”—Burnet: History of my own Times, vol. i. p. 175, note (edition 1833). [back]
 

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