Roosevelt, Eleanor Quotes

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Happiness is not a goal it is a by-product.
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
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.
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.
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.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
To handle yourself, use your head To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
Do whatever comes your way as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people and other things that are interesting. Put a good deal of thought into happiness that you are able to give.
Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.
A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest.
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 giving of love is an education in itself.
A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
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.
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.
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