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.
He [Somoza] may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
The only thing to fear is fear itself.
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.
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.
They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers. . . call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
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.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
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.
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.
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.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
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.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.
Those who enjoy such freedoms as we enjoy, forget in time that men died to earn them.
Those who have long enjoyed such privleges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.
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.
Happiness is in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.