I’ll keep this updated as I stumble over more.

“The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible.”

The worst they can say about me is that I’m a humanitarian and I have to admit it.

“It’s our job as women, as citizens, to make democracy work.”

“I came to Washington to work for God, FDR, and the millions of forgotten, plain common workingmen.”

“But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way.”

“Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.”

“It is not the nature of man, as I see it, ever to be quite satisfied with what he has in life…. Contentment tends to breed laxity, but a healthy discontent keeps us alert to the changing needs of our time.”

“I’ve never taken a nap a day in my life.”

“Most of man’s problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.”

“You can always get sympathy by using the word small. With little industries you feel as you do about a little puppy.”

Strong social security is America’s protection against the spread of communism.

“America gives lip service to democracy but is far from practicing it.” (Dec 1938, according to Kristin Downey)

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