An extremely famous quote in American history is the phrase delivered by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first presidential inaugural address in 1933. His “nothing to fear quote” sounds so timeless; have you ever wondered if he was the first to use it? He certainly hasn’t been the last.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. – Bible or Not?
Often times politicians, statesmen and famous people on the public stage quote passages from the Bible or other famous works of literature. Yes, there are many famous president quotes that come to mind. FDR was no exception, but was his “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” quote inspired from the Bible?
It was 70 years ago today, a day that went down in “infamy” – yes, December 7, 1941. It is only appropriate to remind us of our resolve as a nation, under God, with a quote from then President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people,- we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
This FDR quote was pulled from his famous “infamy” Pearl Harbor Speech given December 8, 1941. Today, let’s remember a time when we were united as a nation with a common just cause, under the banner of God. Let’s remember those who have lost their lives and livelihoods defending this great nation of America. Let’s also remember, that always, it’s God that gives the victory.
Here is the full Pearl Harbor Speech by F.D.R. given to congress…