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...have built well. We are continuing our efforts to bring the blessings of a free society, of a free and productive economic system, to every family in the land. This is the promise of America.
It is this that we must continue to build--this that we must continue to defend.
It is the task of our generation, yours and mine. But we build and defend not for our generation alone. We defend the foundations laid down by our fathers. We build a life for generations yet unborn.We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.Ours is a high duty, a noble task.
Day and night I pray for the restoration of peace in this mad world of ours. It is not necessary that I, the President, ask the American people to pray in behalf of such a cause--for I know you are praying with me.
I am certain that out of the hearts of every man, woman and child in this land, in every waking minute, a supplication goes up to Almighty God; that all of us beg that suffering and starving, that death and destruction may end--and... Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Source: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, fireside chat on national defense, May 26, 1940.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940, p. 240 .This sentence is one of many quotations inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol. · Excerpt from The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt · This quote is about power · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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