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.


A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.     

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All private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger.     

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

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The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.     

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The core of our defense is the faith we have in the institutions we defend.     

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Preparation for defense is an inalienable prerogative of a sovereign state.     

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.     

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

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A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.     

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Yesterday, December 7, 1941- a date that will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan...No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through absolute victory...with confidence in our armed forces with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph so help us God.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.     

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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.     

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No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.     

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Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.     

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

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The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred.     

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More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.     

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If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.     

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Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt