Quotations from F. D. R.


The following quotations are from Franklin Delano Roosevelt:





“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”


“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”


16 thoughts on “Quotations from F. D. R.

  1. Long ago observation shared from Vietnam Vet, who asked each of his company one question before they ’embarked’ – “Are you scared?” To me he said, “I don’t worry about you, cuz my answer to those who said, “No, Sir, No!” I said, “you’re sitting out this go around, if you aren’t scared, you aren’t paying attention and you’ll get us all killed” – sigh – I never forgot his words – It’s okay to be scared/worried, etc. It’s what you do with that feeling, in the end, that makes the difference” – – I did so love Ken Burn’s documentary on the Roosevelts – as I descend from a family tree that lost their ‘homeplaces’ here and there to ’emminent domain/sheriff’s sales’ during depression/New Deal endeavors and the name, itself, along with bankers, insurance, politicians were rather, still, in bad ‘no-no’ words land in my family lore inheritance – gave me a totally different perspective from the one I got from growing up – – although, still confess to some ‘overarching/broad stroke’ biases on things, to this day – – LOL. 🙂

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  2. Good choice on quotes. I sent a card to a friend who is in assisted living with the middle quote on tying a knot in it . She had just found an electric scooter to use and go shopping herself or to a close by restaurant and was enjoying the tiniest bit of freedom and then this. It’s harder for some than others. I’ll breeze through quite a while unless it gets a whole lot worse. My guess is you are working from home too. This is a new one for most of us. Earthquakes in Calif taught me to be prepared for some disasters. Hoping you and yours stay well.

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