Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century.

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The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

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.

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.

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

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

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.

If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.

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.

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

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.

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

We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.

A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.

Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.

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

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials but the voters of this country.

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.

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

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.

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