That’s Quotable! with FDR

That’s Quotable!

Hello everyone!  It’s Tuesday and it’s time to get some new content rolling.  I was reading The Allies by Winston Groom yesterday, and came across a few interesting quotes from several key players in WWI and WWII.  As I was thinking about the quotes, I realized it would be so fun to share a few quotes with you, my readers, every month.

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, I will share a quote with you.  They could be from a book or novel I’m currently reading; from a famous author, president, religious leader; from a sermon or podcast.  Basically any quote I find that strikes me or makes me think, I will make note of it and share it with you!

I hope you enjoy this new “segment” of the blog!  Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FDR, as most American’s know him, was the 32nd President of the United States.  He served from 1933 until his death in April 1945.  After suffering a serious bout of polio at the age of 39, FDR lost the use of his legs and lived the rest of his life as a paralytic in a wheelchair, although few knew this to be true of him as he was not often photographed in his wheelchair.  Obtaining the presidency during the Dirty 30s and Great Depression made for some dark days.  The people were tired, penniless, and nearly inconsolable.  Having a great love of boats and sailing, FDR is quoted as saying the following during those difficult days when there seemed to be no light:

” When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

In the time we live in, we would do well to remember the difficult eras that have occurred before our time.  We are not yet starving, not yet losing hope of ever re-building the economy, not yet watching our fields, assets, and bank accounts disappear.  Tie a knot on your rope and hang on for dear life!

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