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 | president

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

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 | president

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

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

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. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president
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Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president

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

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

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

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

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

Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president
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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 | president

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

I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president

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

No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk. Franklin D. Roosevelt | president


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