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.


There are as many opinions as there are experts.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We all know that books burn, yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man's eternal fight against tyranny of every kind.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

We have nothing to fear but missing our massage appointment time.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The overwhelming majority of americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.     

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

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.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt