Friday, November 8, 2013

Roosevelt Quotes: Words Of Wisdom From Franklin And His Wife, Eleanor


"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

"The test of our progress is not whether we add
more to the abundance of those who have much is 
whether we provide enough for those who have little."

"When you reach the end of your 
rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."

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

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

"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."

"If you treat people right, they will treat 
you right…ninety percent of the time."

"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."

"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."

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

"I ask you to judge me by 
the enemies I have made."

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

"Physical strength can never permanently 
withstand the impact of spiritual force."

"The only limit to our 
realization of tomorrow 
will be our doubts of today."

"To reach a port, we must sail – sail, 
not tie at anchor – sail, not drift."

"Rules are not necessarily 
sacred. Principles are."

"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."

"Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection."

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

"Be sincere; be brief; be seated."


"Great minds discuss ideas; 
average minds discuss events; 
small minds discuss people."

"The future belongs to those who 
believe in the beauty of their dreams."

"We gain strength, and courage, and 
confidence by each experience in which we 
really stop to look fear in the face. We must
do that which we think we cannot."

"No one can make you feel 
inferior without your consent."

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One 
must believe in it. And it isn't enough 
to believe in it. One must work at it."

"It is better to light a candle 
than curse the darkness."

"One's philosophy is not best expressed
in words; it is expressed in the choices
one makes…and the choices we make 
are ultimately our responsibility."

"We are afraid to care too 
much, for fear that the other
person does not care at all."

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product."

"Never allow a person to tell you 'no' 
who doesn't have the power to say 'yes.'"

"It is not fair to ask of others what 
you are not willing to do yourself."

"Friendship with one's self is all-important, 
because without it one cannot be 
friends with anyone else in the world."

"The giving of love is an education in itself."

"Understanding is a two-way street."

"When will our consciences grow so
 tender that we will act to prevent 
human misery rather than avenge it?"

"Hate and force cannot be in 
just a part of the world without
having an effect on the rest of it."

"When you cease to make a
 contribution, you begin to die."

"What you don't do can 
be a destructive force."

"I'm so glad I never feel important – 
it does complicate life!"

"In all our contacts, it is probably the 
sense of being really needed and wanted 
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond."

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