65 New Deal Quotes On Success In Life

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Best New Deal Quotes

  1. “First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “We know now that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “I pledge you, pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American people. Let us all here assembled constitute ourselves prophets of a new order of competence and of courage. This is more than a political campaign; it is a call to arms. Give me your help, not to win votes alone, but to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “Burdening people with debt is an old deal not a new deal.” ~ Henry Ford

  5. “We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace – business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. “Along with currency manipulation, the New Deal introduced to Americans the spectacle of Fascist dictation to business, labor, and agriculture.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  7. “The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?” ~ H. G. Wells
  8. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  9. “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
  10. “The fact is that the New Deal did not work. It prolonged what might have been a troubling two-year downturn into a horrifying blow to world prosperity that ended up in a war that killed countless millions. It was one of the greatest acts of wreckage in world history.” ~ Llewellyn Rockwell
  11. “There’s nothing sexier than a girl who’s like, ‘I know who FDR is, I know about the New Deal, I’m going to give you a new deal.’ And then, over a period of years, she structures her sex acts in such a way that they save the economy.” ~ Eugene Mirman
  12. “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  13. “If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different. I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society.” ~ Strom Thurmond
  14. “The ideas embodied in the New Deal Legislation were a compilation of those which had come to maturity under Herbert Hoover’s aegis. We all of us owed much to Hoover” ~ Rexford Tugwell
  15. “Republicans define freedom as an absence of restraints imposed by government. Democrats define freedom as an absence of necessity, which government exists to reduce. America has not moved as far as it thinks it has beyond the argument about the New Deal, when FDR insisted, “Necessitous men are not free men.”” ~ George Will
  16. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.” ~ Pat Paulsen

  17. “As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it’s obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs.” ~ Ron Jaworski
  18. “That’s in part what the Green New Deal is designed to do. So it’s not only to address the climate emergency, but also to address the economic emergency, because the recovery has really gone to the top.” ~ Jill Stein
  19. “The crisis [the Great Depression] discovered a great man in Franklin Roosevelt…None too soon he has carried America forward to the second stage of democratic realization. His New Deal involves such collective controls of the national business that it would be absurd to call it anything but socialism, were it not for a prejudice lingering on from the old individualist days against that word…Both Roosevelt and Stalin were attempting to produce a huge, modern, scientifically organized, socialist state, the one out of a warning crisis and the other out of a chaos.” ~ H. G. Wells
  20. “The New Deals enmity for that system of free and competitive private enterprise which we call capitalism was fundamental.” ~ Garet Garrett

  21. “Don’t let the politicians chip away at the New Deal and the Great Society programs like Social Security and Medicare, that puts a floor beyond which the elderly, the sick, the powerless do not starve or lack for medicine or shelter.” ~ Helen Thomas
  22. “Labor has been severely undermined, but that’s happened before. In the 1920s, the labor movement was virtually crushed, in large part by Wilson’s Red Scare, but it dramatically revived in the 1930s. It spearheaded the social-democratic New-Deal style changes which were beneficial to the country – not sufficient, but beneficial. That could happen again.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  23. “Securing, not prohibiting, the orderly transfer of wealth from A to B, based on wealth differentials, is the raison d’être of the [New Deal programs]. The contrast between the modern progressive and classical liberal agendas could not be more explicit.” ~ Richard Allen Epstein
  24. “Americans are conservative. What they want to conserve is the New Deal.” ~ George Will

  25. “To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.” ~ George McGovern
  26. “But if it comes down to next year, I’ll be picketing outside of Halas Hall for a new deal, a new contract, because I’m not going anyplace.” ~ Brandon Marshall
  27. “Such terms as communism, socialism, Fabianism, the welfare state, Nazism, fascism, state interventionism, egalitarianism, the planned economy, the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier are simply different labels for much the same thing.” ~ Leonard Read
  28. “Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  29. “There is a myth that the New Deal programs on their own pulled the US out of the Great Depression and created the conditions for the economic boom after World War II. As an economist, I can tell you, that is not true. In reality, it was mainly World War II that launched the boom – the massive war mobilization, the horrifying destruction and death caused by it, and then the reconstruction in its aftermath. he US was the only advanced capitalist country that was not bombed during the war.” ~ Kshama Sawant
  30. “According to, for example, one academic by the name of Philip Harvey, whose expertise is basically how do we create a New Deal, today. According to his estimate, these jobs could be created for far less than the [Barack] Obama stimulus package, which cost, you know, $700 or $800 billion, something like that, and produced around 3 million jobs – not a lot. According to his estimates, it would cost less to produce two-thirds of 20 million.” ~ Jill Stein
  31. “That’s why we call for a New Deal prototype. Which means we are creating the jobs – nationally funded program but locally controlled – with guidelines to achieve 100% clean renewable energy through wind, water and sun by 2030. Also to create a sustainable food system, since this is a major portion of climate emissions, and also calling for public transportation as well as infrastructure restoration including in that ecosystem restoration.” ~ Jill Stein
  32. “Reforms come from the bottom. No man with four aces requests a new deal.” ~ Paul Frank Baer

  33. “Twenty million jobs is what we call for in the Green New Deal, which is essentially a New Deal focused on greening the economy on an emergency basis. So it’s 20 million jobs, which are mixed, private sector, nonprofits, government jobs where others will not do the job and will not create the employment.” ~ Jill Stein
  34. “We call for a green New Deal, like the New Deal that got us out of the Great Depression, but in this case focusing on green jobs to create 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, which is exactly what the science calls for.” ~ Jill Stein
  35. “As far as Bernie Sanders is concerned, he is a decent, honest person, and I supported him. What he means by socialism is New Deal Liberalism. In fact, his actual policies would not have been a great surprise to General Eisenhower. The fact that this is called a “political revolution” is a sign of how far to the right the political spectrum has shifted, mainly in the last 30 years since the neoliberal programs began to be instituted. What he was calling for was a restoration of something like New Deal Liberalism, which is a very good thing.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  36. “Maybe he [Bernie Sanders] still thinks about the Democratic Party as the party of the New Deal.” ~ Jill Stein

  37. “The New Deal began, like the Salvation Army, by promising to save humanity. It ended, again like the Salvation Army, by running flop-houses and disturbing the peace.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  38. “I am going to renegotiate NAFTA. And if I can’t make a great deal – then we’re going to terminate NAFTA and we’re going to create new deals.” ~ Donald Trump
  39. “I am going to renegotiate NAFTA. And if I can’t make a great deal – then we’re going to terminate NAFTA and we’re going to create new deals.” ~ Donald Trump
  40. “The fact is that the New Deal was, overall, a dismal failure.” ~ Mark Levin

  41. “The conservative idea is not that government has no role. You might have argued that in the thirties when conservatives opposed the New Deal.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
  42. “To the extent that these [New Deal policies] developed,
  43. they were tortured interpretations of a document
  44. [the Constitution] intended to prevent them.” ~ Rexford Tugwell
  45. “Well, before the New Deal…[The Emancipation Proclamation] would be a good start.” ~ Ann Coulter

  46. “This understanding, underlying constitutional interpretation since the New Deal, reflects the Constitution’s demands for structural flexibility sufficient to adapt substantive laws and institutions to rapidly changing social, economic, and technological conditions.” ~ Stephen Breyer
  47. “Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of “Emergency”. It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini…. The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan horse.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  48. “We didn’t admit it at the time, but practically the Whole New Deal was extrapolated from programs that Hoover started.” ~ Rexford Tugwell
  49. “We didn’t admit it at the time, but practically the Whole New Deal was extrapolated from programs that Hoover started.” ~ Rexford Tugwell

  50. “Groupon as a company – it’s built into the business model – is about surprise. A new deal that surprises you every day. We’ve carried that over to our brand, in the writing and the marketing that we do, and in the internal corporate culture.” ~ Andrew Mason
  51. “If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  52. “There was endless controversy as to whether the acts of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it, and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate because it is forever impossible to prove what might have happened in place of what did.” ~ Garet Garrett
  53. “The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice.” ~ Garet Garrett

  54. “The New Deal is inconsistent with the principles of limited government and with the constitutional provisions designed to secure that end.” ~ Richard Allen Epstein
  55. “If they embark on this course the difference between the old and the new education will be an important one. Where the old initiated, the new merely ‘conditions’. The old dealt with its pupils as grown birds deal with young birds when they teach them to fly; the new deals with them more as the poultry-keeper deals with young birds- making them thus or thus for purposes of which the birds know nothing. In a word, the old was a kind of propagation-men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  56. “My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes.” ~ Thomas E. Dewey
  57. “By rights you’re a king. If I was you, I’d call for a new deal.” ~ O. Henry

  58. “I felt more alone that week than any. Sometimes I’d feel a body lying next to me like an amputee feels a phantom limb. All I did was think about Jennie Gerhardt and Alice Quinn and all the decades of people I had known. The more I thought, the more I felt like crying. Life seemed so sweet and so sad, and so hard to let go of in the end. But hey, man, every day is a brand new deal, right? Just keep on working and something’s bound to turn up.” ~ Harvey Pekar
  59. “Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal. It was Mussolini’s success in Italy, with his government-directed economy, that led the early New Dealers to say “But Mussolini keeps the trains running on time.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  60. “When the New Deal programs were passed in the mid 1930s, millions of workers were joining unions, striking, and occupying factories to fight for a better life. It was this radical labor movement that forced the establishment to make concessions.” ~ Kshama Sawant
  61. “Each new deal is another opportunity.” ~ Bernie Ecclestone

  62. “The Green New Deal is about creating economic security for everyone, and doing it quickly.” ~ Jill Stein
  63. “I came to believe that actually [Louis] Brandeis tended to uphold laws that he liked and strike down those that he didn’t, generally strike down centralizing federal agencies in the New Deal, and uphold state economic experimentation.” ~ Jeffrey Rosen
  64. “That strain of anti-monopoly crusading egalitarianism really runs throughout American history from [Tomas] Jefferson to Woodrow Wilson, that finds its apotheosis in [Louis] Brandeis, continues through the New Deal, but then it sort of peters out in the ’60s because progressives in particular become more interested in extending equality to minorities, and women, and other excluded groups, and little more suspicious of these old white guys, often from the south, who were crusaders against monopolies.” ~ Jeffrey Rosen
  65. “What is needed is both a New Deal in terms of mission-oriented investments but also a new deal in terms of a modern social compact – one that allows the state to socialize not only risks but also rewards. Maybe then innovation-led growth will also become growth that includes all of us.” ~ Mariana Mazzucato

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