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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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.

I pledge you I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people.

In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens you can bet it was planned that way.

If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.

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.

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.

It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.

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.

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.

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.

Be sincere, be brief, be seated.

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.

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.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Men are not prisoners of fate but only prisoners of their own minds.

To reach a port we must sail - sail not tie at anchor - sail not drift.

Rules are not necessarily sacred principles are.

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.

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