Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes


Best 35 Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt – Page 1 of 2

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

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

“All of life is a constant education.”

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

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“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.”

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

“Happiness is not a goal... it's a by-product of a life well lived.”

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

“If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.”

“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.”

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

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan”

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

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

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“Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.”

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

“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.”

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

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“Once I 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.”

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

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

“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 experience.”

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

“Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.”

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

“Work is always an antidote to depression.”

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