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50 Great Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Read and Share Famous Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945.

Nice Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

“I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!”

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour.”

“In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.”

“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 is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation.”

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

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

“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”

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

“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”

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

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

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

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

“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.”

Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

“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.”

“Actors are one family over the entire world.”

“Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.”

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

“A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.”

“As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.”

“Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.”

“Campaign behaviour 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.”

“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.”


Inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

“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.”

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

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”

“Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.”

“Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.”

“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.”

“I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”

“I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.”

“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.”

“I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.”

“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.”

Motivating Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

“I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ‘understand’ something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.”

“Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.”

“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.”

“Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.”

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

“Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.”

“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.”

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, but you also have an obligation to be one.”

“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.”

“Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.”

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