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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1843
AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, Looking Forward, chapter 2, p. 51 (1933).