Franklin D. Roosevelt Quote

The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is in violation of the traditions of America. Work must be found for able-bodied but destitute workers. The Federal Government must and shall quit this business of relief.


State of the Union Address (January 4, 1935)

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The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual...

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The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual...

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The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual...