Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

A woman is like a teabag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.

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

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.

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

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

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 experiences.

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.

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

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Work is always an antidote to depression.

Courage is exhilarating.

All of life is a constant education.

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

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

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

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

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

I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.

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.

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

It is not fair to ask others what you are unwilling to do yourself.

Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.

Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both.

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

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

It is not fair to ask others what you are not willing to do yourself.

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.

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

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?

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

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

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

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

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

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