Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century.

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The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

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

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.

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.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world beyond the horizon.

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.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy therefore is education.

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further but cooperation which is the thing we must strive for today begins where competition leaves off.

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.

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.

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.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Selfishness is the only real atheism, aspiration unselfishness the only real religion.

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.

It is fun to be in the same decade with you.

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.

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.

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