Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
Most popular Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
Understanding is a two-way street.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Democracy cannot be static. Whatever is static is dead.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
The first freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat.
More people are ruined by victory, I imagine, than by defeat.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
In business courtesy and efficiency have a symbiotic relationship.
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.
No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Talking too much is a far greater social fault than talking too little.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
Strength that goes wrong is even more dangerous than weakness that goes wrong.
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
A woman is like a tea bag You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Ability is not something to be saved, like money, in the hope that you can draw interest on it. The interest comes from the spending. Unused ability, like unused muscles, will atrophy.
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
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.
Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior.
About the only value the story of my life may have is to show that one can, even without any particular gifts, overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable if one is willing to face the fact that they must be overcome; that, in spite of timidity and fear, in spite of a lack of special talents, one can find a way to live widely and fully.