Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
638. I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
639. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
640. To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
641. If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
642. . When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
643. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
644. We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
645. The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
428. Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
429. We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
430. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
431. 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.
432. Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
433. The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred…"
434. War is a contagion.
242. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
243. There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. “
244. In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
245. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
246. 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.
247. Don’t forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
248. I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.