Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Art
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
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
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
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
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
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Fear
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Future #War
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
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
There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Government
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
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Happiness #Success
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Men #Truth
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Men
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Men #Nature #Women
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
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #History
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
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
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
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Society
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
If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #Time
It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.
Franklin D. Roosevelt #War
War is a contagion.