Quotes

“No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.”

“No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.”

“When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have founded it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.”

“One of the proofs of the divinity of our gospel is the preaching it has survived.”

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.”

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.”

“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.”

“There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.”

“There can be no equality opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they can not alter, control, or singly cope with.”

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.”

“You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

“America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.”

“America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize and ideal-to discover and maintain liberty among men.”

“Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on a empty stomach.”

“Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.”

“I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.”

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

“One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.”

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