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Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
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Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the
consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.
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Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have
been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
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The American people have a good habit - the habit of going right ahead and accomplishing
the impossible.
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The saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are
possessed of two great qualities - a sense of humour and a sense of proportion.
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The youth of today are our sole investment in tomorrow.
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I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.
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I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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Religious intolerance, social intolerance and political intolerance have no place in our American
life.
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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.
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Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
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Keep your ideals high, keep both feet on the ground and keep everlastingly at it.
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The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the
interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain
its sovereign control over the goverment.
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The value of truth and sincerity is always stronger than the value of lies and cynicism.
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I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
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We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our
children for the future.
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If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands they must be made brighter in
our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must
redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are
threatened by intolerance we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation.
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Throughout the world, change is the order of the day.
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Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
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As a nation we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to
be soft-headed.
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The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent
experimentation. 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.
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The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large
centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.
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We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the
American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
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True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People
who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
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Yesterday, December 7, 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.
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Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
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