It is fun to be in the same decade with you.

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.

If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.

Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.

Peace, like charity, begins at home.

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

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.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill o

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

There are as many opinions as there are experts.

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics.

Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.

Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.

Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.

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

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. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

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

We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

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

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

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

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.

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

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

War is a contagion.

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.

If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.

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

We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.