FDR Quotations


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.”

13 thoughts on “FDR Quotations

  1. Very apt quotes for our time! Based on changes I’ve seen in nontraditional higher education the last ten years or so, I would qualify the second quote by saying, “The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is a liberal arts education.”

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  2. Yuppers – I find myself STILL stifling the urge to yell out, during some interactions, “For the love of all that is holy! Read/Research! Just because folks say it loud/proud/double down over and over, doesn’t, in the end, make it true” – sigh – But, yelling never accomplishes anything, really – person to person – thus, I sometimes come home from community gatherings where various snippets of conversation reach my ears or are blasted into my face – and think, “Okay – what, if anything, can be said to those who have no wish to listen? Where is the bridge? Where is the incommon factor to build a better foundation upon?” – Thus, I find myself every damn day thinking, reading, researching more, just to try to figure it out –

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