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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1352
AUTHOR: Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION: By his father he is English, by his mother he is American—to my mind the blend which makes the perfect man.
ATTRIBUTION: MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens), introducing Winston Churchill, New York City, December 12, 1900.—Mark Twain Speaking, ed. Paul Fatout, p. 368 (1976).
SUBJECTS: Perfection