50 Famous quotes and sayings by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt was the thirty-second President of the United States. He was also an American statesman, politician, and lawyer. One of his accomplishments was the system expansion of national forests and national parks. May these Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes on courage, hope, and freedom give you insights into his ideals that will benefit your life.

Famous quotes and sayings by Franklin D. Roosevelt
1. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. “We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

4. “To reach a port, we must sail. Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

5. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

6. “The truth is found when men and women are free to pursue it.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

7. “Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

8. “People, like charity, begins at home.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

9. “You'll have to learn that public life takes a lot of sweat. But it doesn't need to worry you. You won't always be right, but you mustn't suffer from being wrong.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Franklin D. Roosevelt
10. “Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

11. “I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. “This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

13. “Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

14. “Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Franklin D. Roosevelt
15. “There are very few things we can know beforehand. We will try and if we find we are wrong, we will have to change.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

16. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

17. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

18. “The essence of our struggle is that men shall be free.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

19. “People are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Franklin D. Roosevelt
20. “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

21. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

22. “Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

23. “The very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

24. “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.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Famous quotes and sayings by Franklin D. Roosevelt
25. “War is young men dying and old men talking.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

26. “We have faith that future generations will know that here, in the middle of the twentieth century, there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destroy the forces of ignorance, and intolerance, and slavery, and war.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

27. “We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

28. “Organized money hates me, and I welcome their hatred.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

29. “Confidence thrives on honesty, honor, the sacredness of obligations, faithful protection, and unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

30. “It isn’t sufficient just to want. You’ve got to ask yourself what you’re going to do to get the things you want.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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31. “I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

32. “The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

33. “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.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

34. “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

35. “Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

36. “We and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

37. “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

38. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

39. “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.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

40. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

41. “We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

42. “As a nation we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted, but we cannot afford to be softheaded.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

43. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

44. “It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead and find no one there.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

45. “If you treat people right, they will treat you right ninety percent of the time.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

46. “There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

47. “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

48. “Cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

49. “A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

50. “Unless the peace that follows recognizes that the whole world is one neighborhood and does justice to the whole human race, the germs of another world war will remain as a constant threat to mankind.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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