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Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

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

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

Category: Faith

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Category: Freedom

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.

Category: Freedom

We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want…. The fourth is freedom from fear.

Category: Freedom

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

Category: Freedom

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

Category: Future

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.

Category: Giving

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

Category: Government

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Category: Happiness

There is no indispensable man.

Category: Job

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.

Category: Kindness

It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate.. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred...

Category: Love

The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.

Category: Majority