Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have learned the simple truth, as Emerson said, that the only way to have a friend is to be one. We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion or mistrust or with fear.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized edition of speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public addresses), side 12, fourth inaugural address (Jan. 20, 1945), ed. Henry Steele Commager, Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington Records, Inc. (1960).

In this address the President tried to persuade those who might return to an isolationist orientation at the end of the war that only by looking to friendship among nations and continued international involvement could future crises be avoided.
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