Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

These are bad days for all of us who remember always that when real world forces come into conflict, the final result is never as dark as we mortals guess it in very difficult days.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. Letter, May 3, 1940, to Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. The Roosevelt Letters, vol. 3, p. 312, ed. Elliott Roosevelt, George G. Harrup & Co., Ltd. (1952).

Kennedy was worried that Britain might not survive given the combined forces the Allies faced in the Axis powers. Roosevelt agreed that there were dark days ahead, but was convinced that in the end there would be better days ahead.
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