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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Taking over the presidency in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt served four terms as President of the United States. Born in 1882, he was the first cousin of President Teddy Roosevelt. He was struck by polio at the age of 39, but overcame his physical struggles to become President a decade later. Leading a nation out of a depression and into war, Roosevelt …

Date of Birth: January 30, 1882
Date of Death: December 04, 1945


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Franklin D. Roosevelt

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." Franklin D. Roosevelt
As quoted in Choosing Simplicity (2010) pg. 59 Presiding over both the end of the Great Depression and most of WWII, FDR spoke a great deal about perseverance, as in the above quote. Add Category or Author

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"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." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"He (Somoza, the elder in Nicaragua) may be an SOB but he's our SOB" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, 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
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"Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"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
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"In the time of this grave national danger, when all excess income should go to win the war, no American citizen ought to have a net income, after he has paid his taxes, of more than $25,000 a year" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business … has been a menace to … American society." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Happiness   

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"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"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." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"We can afford all that we need; but we cannot afford all that we want" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"Taxes, after all, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"The United States Constitution has proven itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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"The Star Spangled Banner." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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