Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (18821945)
Any Government, like any family, can for a year spend a little more than it earns. But you and I know that a continuation of that habit means the poorhouse.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, radio speech discussing the national Democratic platform, July 30, 1932.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 19281932, p. 663 (1938).