Eleanor Roosevelt

  • eleanor-rooseveltNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
  • A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
  • Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
  • Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
  • Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
  • I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
  • I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
  • If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
  • It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
  • Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
  • One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
  • The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
  • You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
  • People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
  • When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
  • I know that we will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.
  • Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
  • The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life.
  • Peace will not be built, however, by people with bitterness in their hearts.

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