Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
When I decided to go into politics I weighed the costs. I would get criticism. But I went ahead. So when virulent criticism came I wasn't surprised. I was better able to handle it.
My country ... gave me schooling, independence of action and opportunity for service. ... I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by mself.
Prosperity is just around the corner.
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
The United States fully accepts the profound truth that our own progress, prosperity, and peace are interlocked with the progress, prosperity, and peace of all humanity.
Within the soul of America is freedom of mind and spirit in man. Here alone are the open windows through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream but an accomplishment. Perhaps it is not perfect, but it is more full in realization here than any other place in the world.
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war.
Self-government does not and should not imply the use of political agencies alone. Progress is born of cooperation in the community - not from governmental restraints.
Next to religion, baseball has had a greater impact on our American way of life than any other American institution.
The New Deal repudiation of democracy has left the Republican Party alone the guardian of the Ark of the Covenant with its charter of freedom.
The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
America means far more than a continent bounded by two oceans. It is more than pride of military power, glory in war, or in victory. It means more than vast expanse of farms, of great factories or mines, magnificent cities, or millions of automobiles and radios.
A whole people with the ballot in their hands possess the most conclusive and unlimited power ever entrusted to humanity.
We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.