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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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These unhappy times call for the building of plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
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They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers. . . call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
Government
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
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To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
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To stand upon ramparts and die for our principles is heroic, but to sally forth to battle and win for our principles is something more than heroic
Principles
Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, 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
CivilizationRelationships
Too often in recent history liberal governments have been wrecked on rocks of loose fiscal policy
Government
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.
EconomicsFreedomSecurity
War is a contagion.
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We are fighting to save a great and precious form of government for ourselves and for the world
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We are going to tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect.
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We can afford all that we need; but we cannot afford all that we want
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We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.
Confidence
We can never insure 100 percent of the population against 100 percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age,
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We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
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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.
Ambition
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all of mankind
Life
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Doing Your Best
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace-business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hatred for me - and I welcome their hatred. I should like to have it said of my first administration that in it the forces of selfishness and of lust for power met their match. I should like to have it said of my second administration that in it these forces met their master.
<span style="margin-left:10px"></span>- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Speech at Madison Square Garden
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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
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