The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt" (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known by his initials "FDR", was an American statesman and political leader who served as the List of Presidents of the United States/32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he won a record four elections and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was 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. A dominant leader of the History of the United States Democratic Party/Democratic Party, he built a New Deal Coalition that realigned American politics after 1932, as his New Deal domestic policies defined Modern liberalism in the United States/American liberalism for the middle third of the 20th century.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More Franklin D. Roosevelt on Wikipedia.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group.
Instructions for making a speech: Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
Those who have long enjoyed such privleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
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.
The only thing to fear is fear itself.
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 too little.
The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
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.
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
He [Somoza] may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
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.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Nobody got what they wanted from Yalta except the Russians, who were in a position to get it.
FDR had failed in his effort to get America behind the war effort until Pearl Harbor, although he was convinced Hitler had to be confronted. What he thought was: 'If Britain goes down, we're next,'.
The cure for what ails us is leadership.
Repetition does not transform a lie into the truth.
All private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger.
To accomplish almost anything worthwhile.