Quotes by: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Roosevelt in 1944
32nd President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
Vice Presidents
John Nance Garner (1933–41) Henry A. Wallace (1941–45) Harry S. Truman (1945)
Preceded by Herbert Hoover
Succeeded by Harry S. Truman
44th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1929 – December 31, 1932
Lieutenant Herbert H. Lehman
Preceded by Al Smith
Succeeded by Herbert H. Lehman
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
In office
March 17, 1913 – August 26, 1920
President Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Beekman Winthrop
Succeeded by Gordon Woodbury
Member of the New York State Senate
for the 26th District
In office
January 1, 1911 – March 17, 1913
Preceded by John F. Schlosser
Succeeded by James E. Towner
Personal details
Born (1882-01-30)January 30, 1882
Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
Died April 12, 1945(1945-04-12) (aged 63)
Warm Springs, Georgia, U.S.
Resting place Home of FDR National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eleanor Roosevelt (m. 1905)
Relations See Roosevelt family and Delano family
Children
Anna Eleanor James Franklin Elliott Franklin Delano Jr. John Aspinwall[1]
Parents James Roosevelt I
Sara Roosevelt
Education
Harvard University (A.B.) Columbia Law School (J.D.)

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.
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
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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