Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt 1

Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.’”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The giving of love is an education in itself.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt

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One comment on “Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

  1. Reply Marilou Jul 25, 2014 01:29

    Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the first feminists in politics, a great inspiration for all women!

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