Famous Quotes from ...

Franklin D. Roosevelt



    I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

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

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    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 little.

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    The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.

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    We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

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

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    Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

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    Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

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

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

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    The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group,

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    Knowledgethat is, education in its true senseis our best protection against unreasoning prejudice and panic-making fear, whether engendered by special interest, illiberal minorities, or panic-stricken leaders.

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