Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt 1

Quotes 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
  • “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
  • “Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
    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 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
  • “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
  • “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”
    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
  • “I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
    by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.”
    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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