FAMOUS QUOTES FROM FDR

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

“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 must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.”

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself.”

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.”

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

“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.”

“I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.”

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”

“Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”

“To reach a port, we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor – Sail, not drift.”

“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 have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

“The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over its democratic institutions.”

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”

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

“There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.”

“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

“Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.”

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”