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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81)
QUOTATION: I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
ATTRIBUTION: BENJAMIN DISRAELI, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832.—Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, ed. T. E. Kebbel, vol. 1, p. 8 (1882).
SUBJECTS: Conservatives