Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt, this article we look at Franklin D. Roosevelt’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Calm seas never made a good sailor

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Calm seas never made a good sailor


Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.


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

 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.


No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
 No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb.


Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
 Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.


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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.


The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.


If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
 If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come.


The money-changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
 The money-changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths.


No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
 No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.


We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 We know that equality of individual ability has never existed and never will, but we do insist that equality of opportunity still must be sought.


It [concentration of wealth and power] has been a menace to . . . American democracy.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 It [concentration of wealth and power] has been a menace to . . . American democracy.


It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.


We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace – business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering

Franklin D. Roosevelt
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace - business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering


All safe deposit boxes in banks or financial institutions have been sealed… and may only be opened in the presence of an agent of the I.R.S.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 All safe deposit boxes in banks or financial institutions have been sealed… and may only be opened in the presence of an agent of the I.R.S.


It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead – and find no one there.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there.


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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.


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 its sovereign control over the goverment.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 its sovereign control over the goverment.


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.


Peace, like charity, begins at home.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 Peace, like charity, begins at home.


Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
  A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.

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