Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The creed of our democracy is that liberty is acquired and kept by men and women who are strong and self-reliant, and possessed of such wisdom as God gives mankind - men and women who are just, and understanding, and generous to others - men and women who are capable of disciplining themselves. For they are the rulers and they must rule themselves. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The world order which we seek is the co-operation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society. - Four Freedoms Address, 1941 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over its government. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt