Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (18821945)
On this tenth day of June, 1940, the hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor.
President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, commencement address at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, June 10, 1940.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940, p. 263 (1941). On June 10 Italy declared war against France.