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Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
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 little.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.Previous 1 2 3 4 Next