Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes & Wallpapers

Franklin D Roosevelt
Total Quotes: 588


Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him. Franklin D Roosevelt

If I were starting life over again, I am inclined to think that I would go into the advertising business in preference to almost any other. The general raising of the standards of modern civilization among all groups of people during the past half ce Franklin D Roosevelt

The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations, Franklin D Roosevelt

No greater blessing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of religion. I doubt if there is any problem in the world today - social, political, or economic - that would not find happy solution if approached in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount. Franklin D Roosevelt

Peace can endure only so long as humanity really insists upon it, and is willing to work for it and sacrifice for it. Franklin D Roosevelt

Democracy can thrive only when it enlists the devotion of those whom Lincoln called the common people. Democracy can hold that devotion only when it adequately respects their dignity by so ordering society as to assure to the masses of men and women reasonable security and hope for themselves and for their children. Franklin D Roosevelt

In the formative days of the Republic, the directing influence the Bible exercised upon the fathers of the Nation is conspicuously evident... Franklin D Roosevelt

Where freedom of religion has been attacked, the attack has come from sources opposed to democracy. Where democracy has been overthrown, the spirit of free worship has disappeared. And where religion and democracy have vanished, good faith and reason in international affairs have given way to strident ambition and brute force. Franklin D Roosevelt

Resort to force in the Great War (I) failed to bring tranquillity. Victory and defeat alike were sterile. That lesson the world should have learned. Franklin D Roosevelt

In Washington's day the task of the people was to create and weld together a nation. In Lincoln's day the task of the people was to preserve that Nation from disruption from within. In this day the task of the people is to save that Nation and its institutions from disruption from without. Franklin D Roosevelt

We know it because democracy alone has constructed an unlimited civilization capable of infinite progress in the improvement of human life. Franklin D Roosevelt

In the Americas its impact has been irresistible. America has been the New World in all tongues, to all peoples, not because this continent was a new-found land, but because all those who came here believed they could create upon this continent a new life - a life that should be new in freedom. Franklin D Roosevelt

Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. Franklin D Roosevelt

Be sincere, be brief, be seated. Franklin D Roosevelt

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Franklin D Roosevelt

Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man's freedom. Franklin D Roosevelt

I love it-I just love it. Franklin D Roosevelt

Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." - Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D Roosevelt

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. 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

If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union. Franklin D Roosevelt

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something. Franklin D Roosevelt

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion. Franklin D Roosevelt

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned. 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

All private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger. Franklin D Roosevelt

I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing them. Franklin D Roosevelt

The True conservative seeks to protect the system of private property and free enterprise by correcting such injustices and inequalities as arise from it. The most serious threat to our institutions comes from those who refuse to face the need for change. Liberalism becomes the protection for the far-sighted conservative. Franklin D Roosevelt

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. Franklin D Roosevelt

Democracy, the practice of self-government, is a covenant among free men to respect the rights and liberties of their fellows. Franklin D Roosevelt

We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Franklin D Roosevelt

The future lies with those wise political leaders who realize that the great public is interested more in government than in politics. Franklin D Roosevelt

Wise and prudent men and intelligent conservatives have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing time. Franklin D Roosevelt

The fundamental idea...is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. Franklin D Roosevelt

Finally, in our progress toward a resumption of work we require two safeguards against a return of the evils of the old order: there must be a strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments; there must be an end to speculation with other people's money, and there must be provision for an adequate but sound currency. Franklin D Roosevelt

While things on the surface seem more quiet than at any time since last summer, I do not like the maintenance of what amounts to almost full mobilization in aggressor countries. Surely they cannot afford it and if they had any definite policy of trying to work out economic salvation (except by arms) they would be showing some signs of cutting military expenditures. Franklin D Roosevelt

What worries me, especially, is that public opinion over here is patting itself on the back every morning and thanking God for theAtlantic Ocean (and the Pacific Ocean). We greatly underestimate the serious implications to our own future.... Things move with such terrific speed these days, that it is really essential to us to think in broader terms and, in effect, to warn the American people that they, too, should think of possible ultimate results in Europe and the Far East. Franklin D Roosevelt

Chamberlain's visit to Hitler today may bring things to a head or may result in a temporary postponement of what looks to me likean inevitable conflict within the next five years. Franklin D Roosevelt

There is much to be said against the climate on the coast of British Columbia and Alaska; yet, I believe that the scenery of one good day will compensate the tourists who will go there in increasing numbers. Franklin D Roosevelt

One reason-perhaps the chief-of the virility of the Roosevelts is [their] very democratic spirit. They have never felt that because they were born in a good position they could put their hands in their pockets and succeed. They have felt, rather, that being born in a good position, there is no excuse for them if they did not do their duty by the community. Franklin D Roosevelt

You are, I am sure, aware that genuine popular support in the United States is required to carry out any Government policy, foreign or domestic. The American people make up their own minds and no governmental action can change it. Franklin D Roosevelt

The best customer of American industry is the well paid worker. Franklin D Roosevelt

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. Franklin D Roosevelt

The loneliest feeling in the world is when you think you are leading the parade and turn to find that no one is following you. No president who badly misguesses public opinion will last very long. Franklin D Roosevelt

As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed. Franklin D Roosevelt

There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States-every man, woman, and child-is in action, and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives, and in our daily tasks. Franklin D Roosevelt

People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory. Franklin D Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear...is audiovisual glitches at our annual event. Franklin D Roosevelt

I do not believe in communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country; several of the best friends I have got are Communists. Franklin D Roosevelt

A program whose basic thesis is, not that the system of free enterprise for profit has failed in this generation, but that it has not yet been tried! Franklin D Roosevelt

The constant free flow of communication amount us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young. Franklin D Roosevelt

The driving force of a nation lies in its spiritual purpose, made effective by free, tolerant but unremitting national will. Franklin D Roosevelt

I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war. Franklin D Roosevelt

The Presidency is not merely an administrative office. Thats the least of it. It is more than an engineering job, efficient or inefficient. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership. All our great Presidents were leaders of thought at times when certain historic ideas in the life of the nation had to be clarified. Franklin D Roosevelt

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself. Franklin D Roosevelt

No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources. Demoralization caused by vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order. Franklin D Roosevelt

Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world. Franklin D Roosevelt

More striking still, it appeared that, if the process of concentration goes on at the same rate, at the end of another century we shall have all American industry controlled by a dozen corporations and run by perhaps a hundred men. Put plainly, we are steering a steady course toward economic oligarchy, if we are not there already. Franklin D Roosevelt

In vain these economic royalists seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike. Franklin D Roosevelt

Since I am used to speaking in public, I know that it is useless. Franklin D Roosevelt

No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. Franklin D Roosevelt

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. Franklin D Roosevelt

He [Alfred E. Smith] is the Happy Warrior of the political battlefield. Franklin D Roosevelt

Out of this modern civilization economic royalists carved new dynasties.... The royalists of the economic order have conceded that political freedom was the business of the Government, but they have maintained that economic slavery was nobody's business. Franklin D Roosevelt

Organized money hates me-and I welcome their hatred! Franklin D Roosevelt

Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D Roosevelt

I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making. Franklin D Roosevelt

Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged. Franklin D Roosevelt

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart. Franklin D Roosevelt



<< PREVIOUS PAGE Page 3 of 9 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  


RELATED TOPICS

Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes, Franklin D Roosevelt Inspirational Quotes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes, Franklin Roosevelt Quotes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes, Environmental Quotes Roosevelt, Roosevelt Conservation Quotes, Roosevelt Quotes, Theodore Roosevelt Quotes, Unemployment Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes, Aretha Franklin Quotes,