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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1254
AUTHOR: Wayne Lyman Morse (1900–74)
QUOTATION: I happen to be one who believes that we will not get very far in working out a peace program, or in lowering the suspicious fingers which are now being pointed toward America by other nations of the world, until we recognize that, after all, the secret of atomic energy does not belong to America, but that, instead, it belongs to all mankind.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator WAYNE MORSE, remarks in the Senate, October 22, 1945, Congressional Record, vol. 91, p. 9893.
SUBJECTS: Nuclear energy