The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

Gary Silver · October 11, 2008 · Short URL:

Franklin D. Roosevelt - First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

"This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory."

FDR was right, of course.  Don't feed the fear spiral!  Hang in there.

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