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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:911
AUTHOR:Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852)
QUOTATION:I have no confidence in the system of isolement [isolation]. It does not answer in social life for individuals, nor in politics for nations. Man is a social animal.
ATTRIBUTION:ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF WILLINGTON, letter to Thomas Raikes, March 1, 1841.—Private Correspondence of Thomas Raikes, ed. Harriet Raikes, pp. 262–63 (1861).
SUBJECTS:Isolationism
 
 
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