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quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Forests are the lungs of our land. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Forests are the lungs of our land.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: How many people in the United States do you think will be willing to go to war to free Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania? with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

How many people in the United States do you think will be willing to go to war to free Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic -- have always blown on free men. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic -- have always blown on free men.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt




quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: We must be the great arsenal of Democracy. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

We must be the great arsenal of Democracy.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt


quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is the purpose of government to see that not only the legitimate interests of the few are protected but that the welfare and rights of the many are conserved. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

It is the purpose of government to see that not only the legitimate interests of the few are protected but that the welfare and rights of the many are conserved.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes. with background image: green and white bird on black wire during daytime
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Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: We have nothing to fear, but fear itself. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is fun to be in the same decade with you. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

It is fun to be in the same decade with you.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: To reach a port, we must sail -- sail, not tie at anchor -- sail, not drift. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: There is nothing I love as much as a good fight. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up -- or else we all go down. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up -- or else we all go down.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

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quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

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quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Be sincere; be brief; be seated. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: There are as many opinions as there are experts. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

There are as many opinions as there are experts.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by 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 doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Longer Version:

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


quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

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.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. with background image: photo of author Franklin D. Roosevelt with quote

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. with background image: close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Longer Version:

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.


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