• I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody a chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war, but generally one will do it.

    "Mr. Rogers Has An Idea How Conferences End". Daily Telegram #2159 (syndicated column) on July 05, 1933. "Will Rogers' Daily Telegrams: The Roosevelt years, 1933-1935". Book edited by Steven Gragert and James Smallwood, 2008.
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