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Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945 ,  American President [1936-1945]
Franklin Roosevelt32nd president of the United States (1933–45). The only president elected to the office four times, Roosevelt led the United States through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II. In so doing, he greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal.
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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

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

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time.

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

Presidents are selected, not elected.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Be sincere, Be brief, Be seated.

advice to his son James on how to make a public speech

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.

It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

You are only an extra in everyone else's play.

War is young men dying and old men talking.

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.

speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, 1932

If I prove a bad president, I will also likely to prove the last president.

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

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.

He's a son-of-a-bitch, but he’s our son-of-a-bitch.

on Anastasio Somoza García, president of Nicaragua

People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

What America needs now is a drink.

We know now that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.

We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

Organized money hates me--and I welcome their hatred!

It has always seemed to me that the best symbol of common sense was a bridge.

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I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.


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