Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Wise and prudent men -- intelligent conservatives -- have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing times.
I consider it a public duty to answer falsifications with facts. I will not pretend that I find this an unpleasant duty. I am an old campaigner, and I love a good fight.
It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. 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.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level--I mean the wages of decent living.
We would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
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