45 Motivational Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes For Success In Life

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. These Franklin D Roosevelt quotes will motivate you.

Best Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes

  1. “We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions-bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “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.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  5. “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. “People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  7. “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.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  8. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes on fear
  9. “Do Something.
    If it works, do more of it.
    If it doesn’t,
    do something else.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  10. “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. “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.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  12. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  13. “Calm seas never made a good sailor” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  14. “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  15. “The presidency is not merely an administrative office…It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  16. “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
  17. “There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  18. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  19. “These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness, they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  20. “We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace – business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me – and I welcome their hatred.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  21. “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  22. “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.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  23. “We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  24. “A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  25. “The handling of our forests as a continuous, renewable resource means permanent employment and stability to our country life. The forests are also needed for mitigating extreme climatic fluctuations, holding the soil on the slopes, retaining the moisture in the ground, and controlling the equable flow of water in our streams.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  26. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  27. “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  28. “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  29. “The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  30. “We know now that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  31. “The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  32. “Presidents are selected, not elected.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  33. “All of our people all over the country-except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came over here on the Mayflower.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  34. “A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who, however, has never learned to walk forward. A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backward. A liberal is a man who uses his legs and hands at the behest of his head.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  35. “The principle on which this country was founded and by which it has always been governed is that Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  36. “The whole world is one neighborhood.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  37. “I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen 200 limping, exhausted men come out of lineā€”the survivors of a regiment of 1,000 that went forward 48 hours before. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  38. “Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the constant omission of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  39. “No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country… By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level – I mean the wages of decent living.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  40. “When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  41. “Democracy can thrive only when it enlists the devotion of those whom Lincoln called the common people. Democracy can hold that devotion only when it adequately respects their dignity by so ordering society to assure to the masses of men and women reasonable security and hope for themselves and for their children.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  42. “We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  43. “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.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  44. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  45. “In our democracy officers of the government are the servants, and never the masters of the people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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