Quotes by Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin D Roosevelt

Once you've spent two years trying to wiggle one toe, everything is in proportion.

Franklin D Roosevelt
No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.
Franklin D Roosevelt

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Franklin D. Roose

Franklin D Roosevelt
We want a Supreme Court which will do justice under the Constitution - not over it. In our courts we want a government of laws and not of men.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

Franklin D Roosevelt
Freedom of conscience, of education, of speech, of assembly are among the very fundamentals of democracy and all of them would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged.
Franklin D Roosevelt

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
I have a terrific headache.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.

Franklin D Roosevelt
As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.