Franklin D. Roosevelt Quote

“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.”

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

some validity there. Unless our children continue in public or otherwise socialist education, how will they ever accept the government's theft of the noble laborer's fruits as anything but slavery.

J Carlton, Calgary

The Kings of old would agree...never educate the serf's.

warren, olathe

Good quote but today the education system is intended to teach the acceptance of the theft by government to support socialist endeavors. It will not create the ability for the individual to gain wealth for himself

Ron Forberg, Atlanta

Roosevelt's observation of the human condition is instructive: educating just the mind with one's ladder leaning firmly against The Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil also enhances man's ability and capacity for greater evil.

E Archer, NYC

How true -- FDR should know, with his education and connections the Fed was able to steal every single gold dollar in circulation in America. Only a few have such an education -- the rest of us must pay the price of our ignorance.

RobertSRQ
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RobertSRQ    12/6/07

Just a silver spoon will do

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Morality makes the defining difference.

The education of a sociopath yields a well educated, thus a more nearly redoubtable than he or she otherwise would be, sociopath.

The essential difference such as exists between the cultivation of the Virtue of an unfolding character and the impartation of knowledge to an evolving ego.

Mike, Norwalk

Not shooting the messenger - I like it. There is a reason government is the way it is - more theocratic seminary (government school).

AL, DC
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AL, DC    4/11/17

F'n Hilarious!!

jim k, Austin

Mike, well said.

Ronw13, Oregon

FDR, would know ! Attended elite educational institutions such as Groton School, Harvard College and Columbia Law School. Maybe a shot across the bow as a reminder, FDR is Not a friend of Liberty and Freedom.

E Archer, NYC

FDR ought to know! How do you think railroad tycoons became railroad tycoons? Theft and graft among college friends. ;-)

warren, olathe

Do not forget that FDR and his ilk believes that all property is communal and when you buy property you are, in their opinion stealing it from those that deserve that money more than you. That is why fraises like "give back" are thought up. What you have you have at the expense of those who have not. If you get a job you did so at the expense of those who did not get one. "You didn't build that" and hundreds of other Marxist phrases are put into our language to soften our minds by repetition. We then gradually move in the direction that leaves us not offended at the sound of them because we no longer examine them closely. All progressives (I do mean all) hate the constitution and the idea of property rights. Progressives are just as fascist/Marxist as any other dictator, they just realize that to win America over to their way of thinking it has to be done very slowly.

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