"Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Franklin D. Roosevelt on William Shakespeare
"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."