Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

American statesman

Lived from: 1882-1945

Category: Politics

Quotes: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
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    No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
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    Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
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    Peace, like charity, begins at home.
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    The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.
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    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.
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    A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.
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    A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
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    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 principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.
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    Be sincere, be brief; be seated.
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    Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.
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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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    Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
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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 in order to be tough.
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    I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.
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