Franklin Roosevelt Quotes
January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945
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.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Inaugural Address March 4th, 1933
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our
doubts of today.
To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
Funny Quotes about Life |
On speech making: Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Peace, like charity, begins at 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.
Helping Others |
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.
Men are not prisoners of
fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
Inspirational Quotes |
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Moving Forward |
We cannot always build the
future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Words of Encouragement |
Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to
fear is fear itself.
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