Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is not unkind to say, from the standpoint of scenery alone, that if many, and indeed most, of our American national parks were to be set down on the continent of Europe thousands of Americans would journey all the way across the ocean in order to see their beauties.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt, On America, p. 6, eds. Peter and Helen Beilenson, Peter Pauper Press (1982).

On the beauty and grandeur of national parks.
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