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Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

(1882-1945), Thirty-second President of the USA

Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.

Category: Action

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.

Category: Action

These unhappy times call for the building of plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Category: Aid And Assistance

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.

Category: America

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Category: America

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

Category: Ancestry

The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.

Category: Belief

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.

Category: Common Sense

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.

Category: Conservatives

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.

Category: Constitutions

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

Category: Ecology

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.

Category: Economy And Economics

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.

Category: Elections

I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.

Category: Expectation

If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Category: Failure