"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned."