Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level--I mean the wages of decent living.

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The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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
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