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Highlands Ranch, Colorado American History

- Famous Quotes from American History -
US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes

Franklin D. Roosevelt, FDR Franklin D. Roosevelt
1882 - 1945

April 7, 1932
"The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."

July 2, 1932 - Accepting the presidential nomination
"I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people."

March 4, 1933 - Inaugural address
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

March 4, 1933 - Inaugural address
"In the field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good neighbor."

January 20, 1937 - Second inaugural address
"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill clad, ill-nourished."

December 29, 1940
"We must be the great arsenal of democracy."

January 6, 1941 - Message to Congress
"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way-everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want. ... The fourth is freedom from fear."

Franklin Roosevelt

December 8, 1941 - Address to Congress
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

General Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964

General Douglas MacArthur

March 21, 1942 - On reaching Australia, having broken through Japanese lines en route from Corregidor
"I came through and I shall return."

Wendell Willkie 1892 - 1944

"The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens."


J. Robert Oppenheimer 1904 - 1967

"The physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose."

Orson Welles 1915 - 1985

"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

(1949 film - The Third Man. Words added by Welles to Graham Greene's screenplay)

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 - 1969

August 31, 1959
"I think people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."

April 16, 1953
"This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

April 7, 1954
"You have broader considerations that might follow what you might call the 'falling domino' principle. You have a row of dominoes set up. You knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will to over very quickly."

Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman 1884 - 1972

April 12, 1958
"A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years."

April 13, 1958
"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

April 28, 1959
"Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship."

"The buck stops here." (Unattributed motto on Truman's desk)

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- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -

| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical Period |
| The Great Quotes of Ancient Greece |
| Profound Quotes of Ancient Rome - BC |
| Quotes from the Roman Empire - AD |
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages |
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and Renaissance |
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries |
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes | Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon Era |
| Modern European History Quotes from the 1800s |
| Quotes from Europe and Asia - 1900s | Winston Churchill |

Famous Quotes from American History
| Benjamin Franklin | Quotes from America in the 1700s |
| Thomas Jefferson | United States Quotes from the 1800s |
| Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War | Mark Twain |
| American Quotes from the Early 1900s and World War I |
| US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes |
| Famous American Pop Culture Quotes |



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