Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotations

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

No man can tame a tiger by stroking it.

Nothing is so responsible for the good old days as a bad memory.

The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are.

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain . . . control over its government.

There are as many opinions as there are experts.

War is a contagion.

We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions -- bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.

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