"The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Franklin D. Roosevelt on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Franklin D. Roosevelt on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."