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

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.

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.

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

There are as many opinions as there are experts.

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

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

War is a contagion.

There are many ways of going forward but only one way of standing still.

I am a Christian and a Democrat that's all.

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

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

We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

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.

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

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

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.

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

It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who however has never learned how to walk forward.

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