When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Freedom to learn is the first necessity of guaranteeing that man himself shall be self-reliant enough to be free. Franklin D.
Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him. Franklin D.
Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.
Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them.
All we have to fear is fear itself.