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Franklin D. Roosevelt
(30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945)

American president who was elected the 32nd President of the United States in Nov 1932, at the depth of the Great Depression, and served four terms. He introduced his New Deal program to bring recovery. Roosevelt was president when World War II broke out, but died shortly before its end.

Science Quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt (5 quotes)

New frontiers of the mind are before us, and if they are pioneered with the same vision, boldness, and drive with which we have waged this war we can create a fuller and more fruitful employment and a fuller and more fruitful life.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Letter to Vannevar Bush (17 Nov 1944). As printed in Vannevar Bush, Science, the Endless Frontier: A report to the President (1945), viii.
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The forests are the “lungs" of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
From 'A Presidential Statement on Receipt of the Award of the Schlich Forestry Medal' (29 Jan 1935) in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: F.D. Roosevelt, 1935, Volume 4 (1938), 65. Roosevelt was awarded the medal by the Society of American Foresters. This is seen in a number of sources incorrectly joined with Roosevelt’s quote about the nation destroying is soil (q.v.), but Webmaster has only been able to find primary sources for these as separate quotes.
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The handling of our forests as a continuous, renewable resource means permanent employment and stability to our country life. The forests are also needed for mitigating extreme climatic fluctuations, holding the soil on the slopes, retaining the moisture in the ground, and controlling the equable flow of water in our streams.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
From 'A Presidential Statement on Receipt of the Award of the Schlich Forestry Medal' (29 Jan 1935) in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: F.D. Roosevelt, 1935, Volume 4 (1938), 65. Roosevelt was awarded the medal by the Society of American Foresters. This quote continues with the line “The forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land….”
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The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Letter to all State Governors on a Uniform Soil Conservation Law (26 Feb 1937). This is seen in a number of sources incorrectly joined with Roosevelt’s quote about forests as the lungs of the earth (q.v.), but Webmaster has only been able to find primary sources for these as separate quotes.
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The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
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