Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (18821945)
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.
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, 194445, p. 498 (1950).