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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

    32nd president of US

    Quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
    • Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
    • Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
    • 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.
    • If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
    • 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 only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
    • 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.
    • We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
    • We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
    • 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.
      Address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941
    • 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.
      First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
    • It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
      in a letter to Winston Churchill
    • The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
      message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
    • Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
      Pan American Day address, April 15, 1939
    • When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
      quoted Kansas City Star, June 5, 1977
    • A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
      radio address, Oct. 26, 1939
    • Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
      radio address, October 26, 1939
    • The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.
      Speech in Syracuse, NY Sep. 29, 1936
    • In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
      Speech, September 22, 1936
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