Zitat des Tages von Franklin D. Roosevelt:
Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.
War is a contagion.
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.
There are as many opinions as there are experts.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.
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.
We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
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.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.