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The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes  

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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. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religionsbound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities. Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races. Whoever seeks to set one religion against another, seeks to destroy all religion. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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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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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate.. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred... Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The first theory is that if we make the rich richer, somehow they will let a part of their prosperity trickle down to the rest of us. The second theory was the theory that if we make the average of mankind comfortable and secure, their prosperity will rise upward through the ranks. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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...let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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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
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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. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names, but are as alike in their principals and aims as two peas in the same pod. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Be sincere, be brief; be seated. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D. Roosevelt