Franklin D. Roosevelt Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes, Franklin D. Roosevelt sayings, and Franklin D. Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
All private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The core of our defense is the faith we have in the institutions we defend. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preparation for defense is an inalienable prerogative of a sovereign state. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt
No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The work, my friend, is peace. More than an end of this war--an end to the beginnings of all wars. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Liberty requires opportunity to make a living--a living which gives a man not only enough to live by, but something to live for. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. Franklin D. Roosevelt
To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
To reach a port, we must sail, sail, not tie at anchor, sail, not drift. Franklin D. Roosevelt
These unhappy times call for the building of plans from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Franklin D. Roosevelt
No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. Franklin D. Roosevelt
As a nation we may take pride in the fact that we are soft-hearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed. We must always be wary of those who with sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal preach the 'ism' of appeasement. We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests. Franklin D. Roosevelt
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt
And with that inner strength that comes to a free people conscious of their duty, conscious of the righteousness of what they do, they will—with divine help and guidance— stand their ground against this latest assault upon their democracy, their sovereignty and their freedom. Franklin D. Roosevelt