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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)
QUOTATION: Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America, my fellow citizens—I do not say it in disparagement of any other great people—America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
ATTRIBUTION: President WOODROW WILSON, address supporting the League of Nations, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 8, 1919.—The Messages and Papers of Woodrow Wilson, ed. Albert Shaw, vol. 2, p. 822 (1924).
SUBJECTS: Idealists