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About Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States who served a record four terms as President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. He helped the United States recover from the depth of the Great Depression with his sweeping economic reform called the “New Deal” and successfully led the country through World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents ever, along with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. He died three months into his fourth term as President.
He married Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905 and fathered six children with her.
He was diagnosed with polio in 1921, which left him paralyzed from his waist down. He, however, fought to regain the use of his legs.
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Famous quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.Franklin D. Roosevelt
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.Franklin D. Roosevelt
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.Franklin D. Roosevelt
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.Franklin D. Roosevelt
If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.Franklin D. Roosevelt
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.Franklin D. Roosevelt
It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.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
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.Franklin D. Roosevelt
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.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
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
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.Franklin D. Roosevelt
One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Selfishness is the only real atheism aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 goverment.Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.Franklin D. Roosevelt
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.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
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 little.Franklin D. Roosevelt
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.Franklin D. Roosevelt
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.Franklin D. Roosevelt
War is a contagion.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
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.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.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
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Popularity
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