Franklin D. Roosevelt

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One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.

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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 little.

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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. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

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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.

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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 to be tough.

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

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The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

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Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

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

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Franklin D. Roosevelt — quotes and aphorisms

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

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

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

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Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

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