Classic Quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) American President
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.
Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.