"The creed of our democracy is that liberty is acquired and kept
by men and women who are strong and self-reliant,
and possessed of such wisdom as God gives mankind --
men and women who are just, and understanding, and generous to others --
men and women who are capable of disciplining themselves.
For they are the rulers and they must rule themselves."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1882-1945), 32nd US President
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Reader comments about this quote:
I think it is a good quote because It was from somebody who was really important, and also because I really need a quote for my social studies project
 -- roman, bronx , new york     
    i agree. i think this quote has alot of meaning in it and i honestly think Franklin Roosevelt was a good man .. (comming from this quote) p.s i also need it for my histoy assignment so thanks =)
     -- Sammy, New York     
    Good quote, but the USA is a republic, not a democracy. Also, FDR was a socialist asshole.
     -- Devon, Edmonton, AB     
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     -- Michael, Taks      
    This sentiment was common among liberals at the time.  I'd like to know the context since FDR's actions certainly did not reflect this statement.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    A case in point of: "do as I say, not as I do". Roosevelt, may be next to Wilson in destroying Constitutional law and prosperity. Here Roosevelt speaks a natural law accuracy - hiding the socialist behind the mask. Five stars for accuracy of the statement.

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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