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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1607
AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
ATTRIBUTION: President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, speech accepting renomination for the presidency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1936.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936, p. 235 (1938).
SUBJECTS: Responsibility