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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
ATTRIBUTION: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, letter to Dr. William Allan Neilson, January 9, 1940. The letter was read to the conference of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign-born, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1940.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940, p. 36 (1941).

This sentence is one of many quotations inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol.
SUBJECTS: Civilization