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Quotes of the Day for 30 January 2001 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States and the only four-term president in history, was born on this date in 1882. Whether revered or reviled, the creator of the "New Deal" is certainly one of the most influential presidents in the country's history.

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The quotes:

Governments never do anything by accident; if government does something you can bet it was carefully planned.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
     - All today's quotes are from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945


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