Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We think of our land and water and human resources not as static and sterile possessions but as life giving assets to be directed by wise provisions for future days.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom of speech is of no use to a man who has nothing to say and freedom of worship is of no use to a man who has lost his God.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
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