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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:910
AUTHOR:Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION:Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.
ATTRIBUTION:President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, annual message to Congress on the State of the Union, January 6, 1945.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944–45, p. 498 (1950).
SUBJECTS:Isolationism
 
 
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