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Quotes from Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt's Words


"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who, however, has never learned to walk.... A liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the behest of his head."

"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."

"We can afford all that we need; but we cannot afford all that we want."

"Yesterday, December 7, 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."

"Let us have the courage to stop borrowing to meet continuing deficits. Stop the deficits."

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.... freedom of speech and expression...freedom of every person to worship God in his own way...freedom from want...freedom from fear."

"Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much."

"No man can tame a tiger by stroking it."

"One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment. If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along."

"There is nothing to fear but fear itself."

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