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The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.  >>more...>>

Title:     Address at Oglethorpe University
Author:    Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Date:     May 22, 1932

Publisher:     Works of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Type:     Speech

Listed Under:
Campaign Addresses
Economic Conditions

Notes:     Reprinted in The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vol. 1, 1928-32, (New York City: Random House, 1938), p. 639.