Quotes by Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin D Roosevelt

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

Franklin D Roosevelt
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Franklin D Roosevelt

...We now realize as we have never before our interdependence on each other; that we cannot merely take, but we must be willing to sacrifice for the good of a common discipline, because without such discipline, no progress is made, no leadership becomes effective.

Franklin D Roosevelt
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people. Franklin D. Roose
Franklin D Roosevelt

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

Franklin D Roosevelt
Frankly, I do not like the idea of conversations to define the term "unconditional surrender."The German people can have dinned into their ears what I said in my Christmas Eve speech--in effect, that we have no thought of destroying the German people and that we want them to live through the generations like other European peoples on condition, of course, that they get rid of their present philosophy of conquest.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D Roosevelt
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 line—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

The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.

Franklin D Roosevelt
If I were starting life over again, I am inclined to think that I would go into the advertising business in preference to almost any other. The general raising of the standards of modern civilization among all groups of people during the past half ce