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Quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt
I have never believed that war settled anything satisfactorily, but I am not entirely sure that some times there are certain situations in the world such as we have in actuality when a country is worse off when it does not go to war for its principles than if it went to war.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 46, by Joseph P. Lash (1971).
Written on January 2, 1938. Roosevelt was abandoning her earlier pacifism in the face of the fascist threat.
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