Quotes by American President Franklin D. Roosevelt



Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself. Franklin D. Roosevelt

If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Peace, like charity, begins at home. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. Franklin D. Roosevelt

A great man left a watchword that we can well repeat: There is no indispensable man. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity. Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. Franklin D. Roosevelt


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