Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Selected Quotes


      "In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose a path of social justice... The path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man."


      "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."


      "We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization."


      "I have seen war... I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded... I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war."


      "We have faith that future generations will know that here, in the middle of the twentieth century there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destroy the forces of ignorance, and intolerance and slavery and war."


      "Unless the peace that follows recognizes that the whole world is one neighborhood and does justice to the whole human race, the germs of another world war will remain as a constant threat to mankind."


      "They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers...

call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order."