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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2036
AUTHOR: William Pierce Rogers (1913–2001)
QUOTATION: The world of the future will not flourish behind walls—no matter who builds them and no matter what their purpose. A world divided economically must inevitably be a world divided politically. As Secretary of State, I cannot contemplate that prospect with anything but deep disquiet.
ATTRIBUTION: WILLIAM P. ROGERS, secretary of state, address before the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, D.C., May 1, 1972.—The Washington Post, May 22, 1972, p. A20.