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

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

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
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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

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

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. 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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Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. 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 conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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


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