Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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1. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

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Source : This is My Story

2. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

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3. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”

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Source : The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

4. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

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5. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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6. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

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7. “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.”

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8. “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.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

9. “You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

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10. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”

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11. “There is nothing to fear except fear it's self.”

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12. “Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.”

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13. “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

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14. “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 would be curiosity.”

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15. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

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16. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.”

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17. “Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”

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18. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

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19. “Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

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20. “The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.”

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21. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

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22. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”

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23. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”

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24. “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.”

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25. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”

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26. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”

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27. “What one has to do usually can be done.”

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28. “We have reached a point today where labor-saving devices are good only when they do not throw the worker out of his job.”

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29. “If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.”

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Source : This is My Story

30. “...so much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty, and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others.”

Tags : Apathy Cruelty Greed Laziness Violence

31. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”

Tags : Freedom Responsibility
Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

32. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”

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33. “No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”

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Source : The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

34. “Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?”

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35. “To be mature you have to realize what you value most... Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

36. “Mozart, who was buried in a pauper’s grave, was one of the greatest successes we know of, a man who in his early thirties had poured out his inexhaustible gift of music, leaving the world richer because he had passed that way. To leave the world richer—that is the ultimate success.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

37. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility”

Tags : Be Yourself Deeds Self Determination

38. “All of life is a constant education.”

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Source : The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

39. “The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.”

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40. “Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.”

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Source : Eleanor and Franklin

41. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.”

Tags : Be Yourself Care For Self Love For Self Overcoming Resilience Self Esteem
Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

42. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

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43. “Do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself. Think as much as possible about other people. Dwell on things that are interesting. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”

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44. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

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45. “Don't call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it's not sexist.”

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46. “No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

47. “When it's better for everyone, it's better for everyone.”

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48. “Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?”

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Source : This is My Story

49. “Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”

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50. “...our children must learn...to face full responsibility for their actions, to make their own choices and cope with the results...the whole democratic system...depends upon it. For our system is founded on self-government, which is untenable if the individuals who make up the system are unable to govern themselves.”

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51. “Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.”

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52. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”

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53. “Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.”

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54. “...no matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

55. “This is your life, not someone else's. It is your own feeling of what is important, not what people will say. Sooner or later, you are bound to discover that you cannot please all of the people around you all of the time. Some of t hem will attribute to you motives you never dreamed of. Some of them will misinterpret your words and actions, making them completely alien to you. So you had better learn fairly early that you must not expect to have everyone understand what you say and what you do.”

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56. “It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

57. “Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced co-operation.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

58. “...no one can afford not to be a man. No position can compensate for coming face to face with a robot when you are alone.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

59. “Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.”

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60. “What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

61. “If you can develop this ability to see what you look at, to understand its meaning, to readjust your knowledge to this new information, you can continue to learn and to grow as long as you live and you’ll have a wonderful time doing it.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

62. “Love can often be misguided and do as much harm as good, but respect can do only good. It assumes that the other person's stature is as large as one's own, his rights as reasonable, his needs as important.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

63. “Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.”

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64. “Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge”

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65. “If you want a world ruled by law and not by force you must build up, from the very grassroots, a respect for law.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

66. “America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our otherachievements amount to nothing.”

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67. “In the long run there is no more liberating, no more exhilarating experience than to determine one’s position, state it bravely, and then act boldly. Action brings with it its own courage, its own energy, a growth of self-confidence that can be acquired in no other way”

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68. “I feel that the care of libraries and the use of books, and the knowledge of books, is a tremendously vital thing, and that we who deal with books and who love books have a great opportunity to bring about something in this country which is more vital here than anywhere else, because we have the chance to make a democracy that will be a real democracy.”

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69. “I feel that the care of libraries and the use of books, and the knowledge of books, is a tremendously vital thing, and that we who deal with books and who love books have a great opportunity to bring about something in this country which is more vital here than anywhere else, because we have the chance to make a democracy that will be a real democrac.”

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70. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.”

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71. “I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don't make up their minds, someone will do it for them.”

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Source : You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life