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Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  • Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.

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

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  • If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.

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

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  • True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

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

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

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  • It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

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  • 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.

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  • I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.

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  • 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.

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

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  • When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

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  • There are as many opinions as there are experts.

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  • The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

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

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  • Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

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  • 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.

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  • This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

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  • Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

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  • I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

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  • 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.

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  • In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.

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  • It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.

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  • 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 little.

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

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

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