The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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.
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.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
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.
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.