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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."

"Be sincere; be brief; be seated."

"The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government."

"A government can be no better than the public opinion which sustains it."

"If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free."

"In a democratic nation, power must be linked with responsibility, and obliged to defend and justify itself within the framework of the general good."

"No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country."

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."

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

"Too often in recent history liberal governments have been wrecked on rocks of loose fiscal policy."

"We are fighting to save a great and precious form of government for ourselves and for the world."

"We must be the great arsenal of democracy."

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

"We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees”

"Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists”

"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.”

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”

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

"We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all of mankind”

"Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, 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”

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