Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Home Page
32nd U.S. President
The New Deal was neither new nor a deal. Discuss.
"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
"A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live."
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
"If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time."
"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."
"It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want."
"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."
"Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play."
" Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are."
"Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection."
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."