The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
We are fighting to save a great and precious form of government for ourselves and for the world.
They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers. . . call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninety percent of the time.
Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate.
Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races.
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred.
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.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. Taxes, after all, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.
In this time of grave national danger, 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.
IIf I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union.
It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that is have free and independent labor unions.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.
Self-help and self-control are the essence of the American tradition.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Are you laboring under the impression that I read these memoranda of yours? I can't even lift them.