Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (/ˈroʊzəvəlt/, his own pronunciation, or /ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. His program for relief, recovery and reform, known as the New Deal, involved a great expansion of the role of the federal government in the economy. As a dominant leader of the Democratic Party, he built the New Deal Coalition that brought together and united labor unions, big city machines, white ethnics, African Americans, and rural white Southerners in support of the party. The Coalition ... More

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Franklin D. Roosevelt #Art

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Best

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Business #Men

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Freedom

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Education

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Faith #Strength

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Fear

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Future #War

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Good

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt I 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 #Good #Love

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Government

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Good #Politics

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Happiness #Success

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Men #Truth

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Men

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Men #Nature #Women

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Intelligence

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #History

Photo of 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 little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Nature

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Strength

Photo of 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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Religion

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Society

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Time

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Time

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #War

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt War is a contagion.