Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (18821945)
A great man left a watchword that we can well repeat: There is no indispensable man.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, campaign address before the Republican-for-Roosevelt League, New York City, November 3, 1932.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 19281932, p. 860 (1938).
The man whom Roosevelt quotes is probably Macaulay. See No. 1151.