Ed Team

Words of wisdom from Franklin D. Roosevelt

Filed By Ed Team | September 25, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: FDR, financial crisis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Great Depression

"I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days."

--Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in his first inauguration address


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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 26, 2008 9:00 AM

Excellent Alex. It is exactly what is needed. I cannot believe I am hearing people vent about not being able to have a $4.00 cup of coffee.