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Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

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

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

Category: Meaning Of Life

No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.

Category: Minorities

Peace, like charity, begins at home.

Category: Peace

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

Category: Perseverance

A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.

Category: Politicians And Politics

No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.

Category: Power

Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races.

Category: Prejudice

A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.

Category: Reactionaries

I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.

Category: Recession

If we can "boondoggle" ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.

Category: Recession

Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships... the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world, at peace.

Category: Relationships

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want--which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants--everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression gainst any neighbor--anywhere in the world.

Category: Security

The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are.

Category: Self-esteem