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It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
- Aristotle

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
- Thomas Jefferson

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
- Abraham Lincoln

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
- Abraham Lincoln