Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, July 2, 1932.

repeated in his first inaugural address, March 4, 1933. The expression has numerous precedents, including the Duke of Wellington, Montaigne and the Bible, and was used by Sir Winston Churchill during World War II.
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