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.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions-bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
Our handicaps exist only in our minds.
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.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Forests are the lungs of our land.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Self-help and self-control are the essence of the American tradition.