the only thing we have to fear is fear itself

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself definition


A statement from the first inaugural address of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. Roosevelt was speaking at one of the worst points of the Great Depression.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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