Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are as many opinions as there are experts.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod

Franklin D. Roosevelt
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