Franklin Roosevelt Quotes

January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945
Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York. He was the 32nd President of the United States. Franklin Roosevelt succeeded in bringing the United States out of the Great Depression. In addition, he lead the United States to victory in World War II.

As Franklin Roosevelt once said, "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."


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin Roosevelt
Perseverance   |



The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin Roosevelt
Honesty   |  



We are working toward a definite goal, which is to prevent the return of conditions which came very close to destroying what we call modern civilization. The actual accomplishment of our purpose cannot be attained in a day.
Franklin Roosevelt
Goals   |  



On the basis of this simple principle of everybody doing things together, we are starting out on this nationwide attack on unemployment. It will succeed if our people understand it--in the big industries, in the little shops, in the great cities and in the small villages. There is nothing complicated about it and there is nothing particularly new in the principle. It goes back to the basic idea of society and of the nation itself that people acting in a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could even hope to bring about.
Franklin Roosevelt
Teamwork   |  



It is a good thing for everyone who can possibly do so to get away at least once a year for a change of scene. I do not want to get into the position of not being able to see the forest because of the thickness of the trees.
Franklin Roosevelt
Vacation   |  



A business that loses the confidence of its customers and the good- will of the public cannot long continue to be a good risk for the investor.
Franklin Roosevelt
Customer Service Quotes   |



The common sense, the intelligence of America agree with my statement that "America hates war. America hopes for peace. Therefore, America actively engages in the search for peace."
Franklin Roosevelt
Common Sense   |  



It is, of course, impossible to predict the future. I have my constant stream of information from American representatives and other sources throughout the world. You, the people of this country, are receiving news through your radios and your newspapers at every hour of the day.
Franklin Roosevelt
Future   |  



But everywhere throughout the world--throughout this war that covers the world--there is a special spirit that has warmed our hearts since our earliest childhood--a spirit that brings us close to our homes, our families, our friends and neighbors--the Christmas spirit of "peace on earth, good will toward men." It is an unquenchable spirit.
Franklin Roosevelt
Christmas   |  



Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy, the moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Inaugural Address March 4th, 1933
Franklin Roosevelt
Happiness   |  



The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin Roosevelt
Doubt   |  



To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt
Funny Quotes about Life   |



On speech making: Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin Roosevelt
Communication   |  



Peace, like charity, begins at home.
Franklin Roosevelt
Home   |



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.
Franklin Roosevelt
Helping Others   |  



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.
Franklin Roosevelt
Kindness   |  



Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin Roosevelt
Fate   |  



If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
Franklin Roosevelt
Inspirational Quotes  |



There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin Roosevelt
Moving Forward   |  



We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin Roosevelt
Words of Encouragement   |  



Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin Roosevelt
Fear   |  

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