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
  • “My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”
    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
  • “Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
    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
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
    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
  • “Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.”
    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
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.”
    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

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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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