Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 - 1945

A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on evil

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No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: quoting Teddy Roosevelt

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on doubt and faith

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on effort and fear

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on citizenship, freedom, and opportunity

We stand committed to the proposition that freedom is no half-and-half affair. If the average citizen is guaranteed equal opportunity in the polling place, he must have equal opportunity in the market place.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on future and youth

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on good, memory, and responsibility

Nothing is so responsible for the good old days as a bad memory.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on automobiles, education, and schools

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: quoting Theodore Roosevelt

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on brevity and sincerity

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on government, needs, pollution, and schools

Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on america, conversation, deception, diplomacy, existence, government, hope, nations, peace, planning, presidency, surprises, time, and war

It could be inferred from President Roosevelt's public statements that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had come as a complete surprise to his administration - that it had not been, and could not have been, anticipated. . . . "The United States was at peace with that Nation [Japan] and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic relations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace."

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: Address to the Congress, December 8, 1941

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