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Quotations by author » Franklin D. Roosevelt
American 32nd US President (1933-45), cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president. 1882-1945
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A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
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A government can be no better than the public opinion which sustains it
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A great man left a watchword that we can well repeat: "There is no indispensable man
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A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
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A nation, like a person, has a mind - a mind that must be kept informed and alert, that must know itself, that understands the hopes and needs of its neighbors - all the other nations that live within the narrowing circle of the world
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a poverty-ridden old age.
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A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.
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A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
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An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod
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Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them.
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Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
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Books may be burned and cities sacked, but truth like the yearning for freedom, lives in the hearts of humble men and women
Truth
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.
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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.
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Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Confidence
Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.
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Don't Risk It, Fix It.
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Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.
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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.
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Freedom of speech is of no use to a man who has nothing to say and freedom of worship is of no use to a man who has lost his God.
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