Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. Telegram, October 1, 1935, to Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Official File, State Department Folder, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York. Edward M. Bennett, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Security: American-Soviet Relations, 1933-1939, p. 60, Scholarly Resources, Inc. (1985).

The President wanted to combat the tendency toward complacency in the face of mounting international crises.
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