Franklin Roosevelt quotes

 quotes - The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Share

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

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

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

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. Share

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - 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. Share

“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 Roosevelt

 quotes - I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making. Share

“I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

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

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

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. Share

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

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

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

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking. Share

“I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Share

“Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

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

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

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. Share

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

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

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

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union. Share

“If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Be sincere; be brief; be seated. Share

“Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Share

“Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. Share

“I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. Share

“Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. Share

“It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play. Share

“Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - There is nothing I love as much as a good fight. Share

“There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. Share

“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down. Share

“In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - There are as many opinions as there are experts. Share

“There are as many opinions as there are experts.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. Share

“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. Share

“A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - It is fun to be in the same decade with you. Share

“It is fun to be in the same decade with you.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. Share

“We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. Share

“The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.”

— Franklin Roosevelt

 quotes - Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion. Share

“Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.”

— Franklin Roosevelt