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Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882-1945. Thirty-second President of the USA.

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True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

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Do something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.

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When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.

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We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want…. The fourth is freedom from fear.

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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

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No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

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But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

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