Quotation Explorer - 'Franklin D. Roosevelt'

Those who have long enjoyed such privleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidents are selected, not elected. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
He [Somoza] may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing to fear is fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
People are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The constant free flow of communication amount us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
War is young men dying and old men talking - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Truth is found when men (and Women) are free to pursue it. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Be sincere; be brief; be seated. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range, and mount the most powerful guns. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.Freedom - Franklin D. Roosevelt
We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is fun to be in the same decade with you. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
To reach a port we must set sail –Sail, not tie at anchorSail, not drift. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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