Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin D. Roosevelt, (1882-1945), 32nd US President

Franklin D. Roosevelt Quote

“If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance, we must provide a safe place for their perception.”

Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin D. Roosevelt
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Speech, 30 June 1938

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

This from a man who poured water on the "fires of freedom"? Typical socialist lack of thought.

Logan, Salt Lake City, Ut

Nice thought... But consider who is speaking... FDR saying this is as effective as Bill Clinton speaking to a room full of virgins about sexual abstinence...

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Anonymous    3/27/06

you're both idiots

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Anonymous    4/1/13

A great quote from a great President!


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