Eloquent Words: FDR

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A shot of the wonderful FDR Memorial in DC.

“I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.”

“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.”

“The constant free flow of communication amount us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young. ”

“Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Franklin’s illness…gave him strength and courage he had not had before. He had to think out the fundamentals of living and learn the greatest of all lessons – infinite patience and never ending persistence.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt