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Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
32nd president of US [more author details]
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As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
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The constant free flow of communication amount us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
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We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
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Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside chat on national defense, May 26, 1940
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a letter to Winston Churchill
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pan American Day address, April 15, 1939
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, quoted Kansas City Star, June 5, 1977
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