"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Franklin D. Roosevelt on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Joseph Stalin
"Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples."
"One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along."
"Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country."
"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."
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."