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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1349
AUTHOR: Adolf Lasson (1832–1917)
QUOTATION: We are morally and intellectually superior to all men. We are peerless. So, too, are our organizations and our institutions. [Germany was] the most perfect political creation known to history, [the Kaiser] deliciae humani generis, [and the Imperial Chancellor, Herr von Bethmann-Hollweg] the most eminent of living men.
ATTRIBUTION: ADOLF LASSON.The Times (London), History of the War, vol. 5, p. 170 (1915).

This noted Hegelian philosopher and German nationalist is also quoted by Georges Clemenceau, Grandeur and Misery of Victory, p. 278 (1930).
SUBJECTS: Perfection