Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 - 1945

A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on life

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Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on common sense and failure

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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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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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on good and love

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on conservatism, good, and learning

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on fate, men, and mind

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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