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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:654
AUTHOR:Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION:If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands, they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation.
ATTRIBUTION:President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, address to the National Education Association, New York City, June 30, 1938.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1938, p. 418 (1941).
SUBJECTS:Freedom
 
 
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