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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1482
AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions—bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities. Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races. Whoever seeks to set one religion against another, seeks to destroy all religion.
ATTRIBUTION: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, campaign address, Brooklyn, New York, November 1, 1940.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940, p. 537 (1941).
SUBJECTS: Prejudice