Quotes from President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician and attorney who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. As a member of the Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century.

Here are some quotes from President Franklin D. Roosevelt;

“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.”

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”

“I ask especially that no state shall, by law or otherwise, authorize the return of the saloon, either in its old form or in some modern guise.”

“It is time to provide a smashing answer for those cynical men who say that a democracy cannot be honest, cannot be efficient…. We have in the darkest moments of our national trials retained our faith in our own ability to master our own destiny.”

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

“Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.”

“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.”

“When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.”

“No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.”

“We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.”

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