Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the thirty-second President of the United States. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945 and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms

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Be sincere be brief be seated.Rate it:
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.Rate it:
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.Rate it:
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.Rate it:
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.Rate it:
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.Rate it:
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.Rate it:
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.Rate it:
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.Rate it:
I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.Rate it:
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed it must be achieved.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It is fun to be in the same decade with you.Rate it:
N.B. Fear itself. See also H. D. Thoreau.Rate it:
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.Rate it:
Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.Rate it:
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.Rate it:
The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.Rate it:
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.Rate it:
The only thing to fear is fear itself.Rate it:
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.Rate it:
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.Rate it:
These unhappy times call for the building of plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.Rate it:
Those who have long enjoyed such privleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
War is a contagion.Rate it:
We have here a human as well as an economic problem. When humane considerations are concerned, Americans give them precedence. The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.Rate it:
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.Rate it:
Yesterday, December seventh, 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.Rate it:

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