Franklin D. Roosevelt

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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.


Do something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.


When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.


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.


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


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


But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.


We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.


If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.


More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.


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


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



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…


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.


The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.


An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names, but are as alike in their principals and aims as two peas in the same pod.


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