quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Contentment Descend quotations

To my utter astonishment I saw an airship descending over my cow lot.

It was occupied by six of the strangest beings I ever saw. They were jabbering together, but we could not understand a word they said.

I am Emperor, my descendants will be numerous.

From the second generation to the ten thousandth, my line will not end.

We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.

We, at least, are not loyal men: we confess to having more respect and honour for the raggedest child of the poorest labourer in Ireland today than for any, even the most virtuous, descendant of the long array of murderers, adulterers and madmen who have sat upon the throne of England.

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men ... We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.

I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate.

But I really wish I'd never had the tattoo in the first place. Clean, clear skin is always better.

Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards;

there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.

Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now.

Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.

I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.

Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point;

only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.

Fischer is the greatest genius to descend from the chess heavens.

The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience.

When life descends into the pit I must become my own candle Willingly burning my self To light up the darkness around me.

And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before a force could be brought together to repel them?

Let us be the ancestors our descendants will thank.

All of our people all over the country-except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came over here on the Mayflower.

A calamity does not descend except due to a sin and it is not lifted except with repentance.

Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

When we build, let us think that we build forever.

Let it not be for present delight nor for our use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will look upon with praise and thanksgiving in their hearts.

When the invocation descends into the heart, if there is darkness within, it illuminates it; and if there is already light, the invocation increases the light and intensifies it.

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.

It must descend, as the dew, upon the tender herb, or like melting flakes of snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

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