Franklin D Roosevelt

#235877 Franklin D Roosevelt

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. .

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Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation. .

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N.B.: Fear itself. See also H. D. Thoreau. .

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#239043 Franklin D Roosevelt

We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. .

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It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose. .

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#318637 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. .

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#321444 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. .

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#321499 Franklin D Roosevelt

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. .

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#322552 Franklin D Roosevelt

Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. .

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Those who have long enjoyed such privleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. .

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#329851 Franklin D Roosevelt

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. .

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#330016 Franklin D Roosevelt

The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid. .

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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. .

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. .

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#331970 Franklin D Roosevelt

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level--I mean the wages of decent living. .

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#662489 Franklin D Roosevelt

To reach a port we must set sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift. .

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#662490 Franklin D Roosevelt

When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on. .

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#662491 Franklin D Roosevelt

Be sincere; be brief; be seated. .

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes about sin
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It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there. .

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#662493 Franklin D Roosevelt

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. .

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#662494 Franklin D Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. .

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#662495 Franklin D Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. .

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#662497 Franklin D Roosevelt

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments. .

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#662498 Franklin D Roosevelt

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. .

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#662499 Franklin D Roosevelt

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. .

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#662500 Franklin D Roosevelt

The school is that last expenditure upon which Americans should be willing to economize .

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#662501 Franklin D Roosevelt

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. .

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#662504 Franklin D Roosevelt

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. .

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#662505 Franklin D Roosevelt

To stand upon ramparts and die for our principles is heroic, but to sally forth to battle and win for our principles is something more than heroic .

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#662506 Franklin D Roosevelt

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. .

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#662508 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. .

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#662509 Franklin D Roosevelt

If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free .

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#662510 Franklin D Roosevelt

Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales .

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Im not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues. .

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#662513 Franklin D Roosevelt

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart. .

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#662514 Franklin D Roosevelt

They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers. . . call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order. .

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes about men
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The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, .

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#662517 Franklin D Roosevelt

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod .

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#662518 Franklin D Roosevelt

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics. .

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#662519 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. .

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#662520 Franklin D Roosevelt

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesnt turn out, we modify it. .

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#662521 Franklin D Roosevelt

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment. If it doesnt turn out right, we can modify it as we go along. .

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#662522 Franklin D Roosevelt

I hope that your committee will not permit doubt as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation (the Guffey Coal Control Bill) .

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#662523 Franklin D Roosevelt

A great man left a watchword that we can well repeat: There is no indispensable man .

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#662524 Franklin D Roosevelt

I do not believe in Communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country; several of the best friends I have got are Communists .

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#662525 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. - former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt .

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#662526 Franklin D Roosevelt

Peace, like charity, begins at home .

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes about peace
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If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninety percent of the time. .

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#662528 Franklin D Roosevelt

We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power. .

Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes about power
#662529 Franklin D Roosevelt

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. .

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