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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" 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. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" Be sincere; be brief; be seated. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" 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. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" 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. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

" Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. "

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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