Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized edition of speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public addresses), side 2, Young Democrats clubs (Aug. 24, 1935), ed. Henry Steele Commager, Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington Records, Inc. (1960).

FDR tried to get young people to realize that they could and should blaze new trails, but, though they might alter traditions, they should live by principles.
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