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Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

About Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life: 1882 - 1945

Country: us flag America

Profession: President;

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. 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. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.

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Quotations

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

~ 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.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

In the field of world policy, I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must be the great arsenal of democracy.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

- radio speech, Dec. 29, 1940

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

I do not believe in communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country. Several of the best friends I have got are Communists.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our national debt, after all, is an internal debt, owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If our children have to pay the interest they will pay that interest to themselves.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

The money-changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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
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