Franklin D. Roosevelt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes, Franklin D. Roosevelt sayings, and Franklin D. Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.      

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

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

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Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.     

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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.     

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If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time.     

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The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.     

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

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

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.      

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.     

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.     

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.     

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Be sincere; be brief; be seated.     

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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

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.     

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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.     

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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.     

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

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We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.     

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

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If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninety percent of the time.     

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

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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 little.     

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.     

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Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.     

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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.     

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

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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.     

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There are as many opinions as there are experts.     

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