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Quotes of the Day for 30 January 2003 – Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt war born at Hyde Park, New York on this day in 1882. His four terms as US president were unprecedented, and since rendered impossible by law. He was the first president handicapped by physical disability, television and our adulation of the physically fit probably mean there will never be another president with a wheelchair. He is both revered and reviled, but I have many of his quotes and find quite a few of them compelling.

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The quotes:

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.

We would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers ... call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
     - All from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945

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