Roosevelt saysBy R. Valencia and S. Bismark
Philippine Daily Inquirer
HOW do leaders think? Some statements from former US president Franklin Roosevelt, who saw his country through World War II:
“We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms: Freedom of speech and expression; freedom of every person to worship God in his own way; freedom from want, and freedom from fear.”
“Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory, nor put thought in a concentration camp. Books are weapons for man’s freedom.”
“I have seen war. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. —I hate war!”
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