Quotes by Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin D Roosevelt

The public schools shall be free from sectarian influences and, above all, free from any attitude of hostility to the adherents of any particular creed.

Franklin D Roosevelt
In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

Franklin D Roosevelt
It [concentration of wealth and power] has been a menace to . . . American democracy.
Franklin D Roosevelt

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

Franklin D Roosevelt
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
Franklin D Roosevelt

While things on the surface seem more quiet than at any time since last summer, I do not like the maintenance of what amounts to almost full mobilization in aggressor countries. Surely they cannot afford it and if they had any definite policy of trying to work out economic salvation (except by arms) they would be showing some signs of cutting military expenditures.

Franklin D Roosevelt
Democracy, the practice of self-government, is a covenant among free men to respect the rights and liberties of their fellows.
Franklin D Roosevelt

As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.

Franklin D Roosevelt
To stand upon ramparts and die for our principles is heroic, but to sally forth to battle and win for our principles is something more than heroic.