Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

- Notable Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes Index -

Born: October 11, 1884, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, USA, November 7, 1962
Occupation: Politician

1.
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

2.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

3.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

4.
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

5.
Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

6.
Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

7.
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 is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

8.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

9.
Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

10.
Happiness is not a goal it is a by-product.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

11.
Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

12.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

13.
I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

14.
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

15.
I once 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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

16.
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

17.
I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

18.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

19.
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

20.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

21.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

22.
My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

23.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

24.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

25.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

26.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

27.
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

28.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

29.
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

30.
Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

31.
The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

32.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

33.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

34.
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

35.
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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

36.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

37.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

38.
When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

39.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

40.
Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

41.
You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

42.
You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

43.
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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
- Eleanor Roosevelt

44.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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