Quotes by: 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.
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.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.
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.
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
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.
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.
If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.
We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
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.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
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.
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.