|The Four Freedoms
January 6, 1941
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded
upon four essential human freedoms.
- The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world.
- The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the
- The third is freedom from want - which, translated into world terms, means economic
understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its
inhabitants - everywhere in the world.
- The fourth is freedom from fear - which, translated into world terms, means a worldwide
reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will
be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor - anywhere
in the world.