Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin D. Roosevelt, (1882-1945), 32nd US President

Franklin D. Roosevelt Quote

“The creed of our democracy is that liberty is acquired and kept by men and women who are strong and self-reliant, and possessed of such wisdom as God gives mankind -- men and women who are just, and understanding, and generous to others -- men and women who are capable of disciplining themselves. For they are the rulers and they must rule themselves.”

Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin D. Roosevelt
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ratings and Comments

roman, bronx , new york

I think it is a good quote because It was from somebody who was really important, and also because I really need a quote for my social studies project

Sammy, New York

i agree. i think this quote has alot of meaning in it and i honestly think Franklin Roosevelt was a good man .. (comming from this quote) p.s i also need it for my histoy assignment so thanks =)

Devon, Edmonton, AB

Good quote, but the USA is a republic, not a democracy. Also, FDR was a socialist asshole.

E Archer, NYC

This sentiment was common among liberals at the time.  I'd like to know the context since FDR's actions certainly did not reflect this statement.

Mike, Norwalk

A case in point of: "do as I say, not as I do". Roosevelt, may be next to Wilson in destroying Constitutional law and prosperity. Here Roosevelt speaks a natural law accuracy - hiding the socialist behind the mask. Five stars for accuracy of the statement.


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