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The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
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.
I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing
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.
Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
I pledge you I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people. Let us all here assembled constitute ourselves prophets of a new order of competence and courage. This is a call to arms.
No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
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.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Presidents are selected, not elected.
I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
War is a contagion.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time.
War is young men dying and old men talking
One cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
Peace like charity begins at home.
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
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.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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.
To reach a port we must set sail –Sail, not tie at anchorSail, not drift.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
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.
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.Freedom
It is the purpose of government to see that not only the legitimate interests of the few are protected but that the welfare and rights of the many are conserved.
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
The Truth is found when men (and Women) are free to pursue it.
We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Some people can never understand that you have to wait, even for the best of things, until the right time comes.
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
People are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.