Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (18821945)
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, speech accepting renomination for the presidency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1936.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936, p. 235 (1938).