Inspirational Quotes from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in DC

There are so many inspiring quotes at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in DC. The quotes give you insight to character of this former president. His words are still wise and relevant today.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

I love the presentation of the carved stones that display quotes of his that span over his four terms in office. The Memorial is also located along the western shore of the Tidal Basin which makes it accessible and a beautiful walk if you are visiting multiple sites in a day.

Tidal Basin in Washington DC

So many of his quotes are inspirational that it’s hard to pick a favorite.

“I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“I HAVE SEEN WAR. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I HATE WAR.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“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. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“We have faith that future generations will know that here, in the middle of the twentieth century, there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destroy the forces of ignorance, intolerance, and slavery, and war.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“Unless the peace that follows recognizes that the whole world is one neighborhood and does justice to the whole human race, the germs of another world war will remain as a constant threat to mankind. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation..It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Freedom from want. Freedom from fear.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The memorial also has a tribute to Franklin’s inspiring wife Eleanor.

“The Structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation.. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

You can find out more Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in DC from their website. 

 

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located at 400 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, D.C.

Comments

  1. says

    Fab pictures Nedra! The first quote is wonderful. Live boldly now. I intend to embody that statement in all I do, especially as a traveler. Even though we push the limits of our comfort zones while traveling the world we can be a bit bolder at times, exploring more, getting lost more, taking the path less traveled. I’ve done a bit more bold exploring the past year or so and intend to do so even more as I head to Bali and other areas in Asia once again. So much fun awaits when you move forward boldly, in the moment. Keep on inspiring!

    Ryan

  2. says

    Love your post. I think the Roosevelt Memorial was my favorite when we went to D.C. last summer. I took so many photos and walked around and around reading those quotes.

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