The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
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.
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
What this country needs is a good five cent cigar.
We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want…. The fourth is freedom from fear.