The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed it must be achieved.
N.B.: Fear itself. See also H. D. Thoreau.
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
Be sincere be brief be seated.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
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
Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.
The United States Constitution has proven itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written
The frontier of America is on the Rhine
In the time of this grave national danger, when all excess income should go to win the war, no American citizen ought to have a net income, after he has paid his taxes, of more than 5,000 a year
If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninety percent of the time.
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
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
Peace, like charity, begins at home
Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world, at peace
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
I do not believe in Communism any more than you do but there is nothing wrong with the Communists in this country; several of the best friends I have got are Communists
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod