"The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Franklin D. Roosevelt on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Winston Churchill
"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."