eleanor roosevelt Quotes

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
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— Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
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— Eleanor Roosevelt
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.
tags: people world knowing charity bad
— Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
tags: live choice responsibility process die
— Eleanor Roosevelt
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
— Eleanor Roosevelt
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.
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— Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
tags: live adventure challenge thinking
— Eleanor Roosevelt
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
tags: thoughts strength
— Eleanor Roosevelt
If someone betrays you once, it's their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
tags: truth people literature author fiction
— Eleanor Roosevelt
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude
tags: attitude
— Eleanor Roosevelt
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
tags: fear people care afraid
— Eleanor Roosevelt
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
tags: truth women honesty beautiful
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
tags: people heart friends true
— Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
tags: fear live experience
— Eleanor Roosevelt
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
tags: worries
— Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
tags: beauty future believe dreams
— 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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
tags: fear experience horror courage strength confidence
— Eleanor Roosevelt
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.
tags: women strong water
— Eleanor Roosevelt
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
The giving of love is an education in itself.
tags: giving education
— Eleanor Roosevelt
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
tags: energy wishes
— Eleanor Roosevelt
All of life is a constant education.
tags: education
— Eleanor Roosevelt
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
tags: advantage
— Eleanor Roosevelt
There is not human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.
tags: human learn
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?
tags: people dying war worth
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage is exhilarating.
tags: courage
— Eleanor Roosevelt
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
tags: animals world body god mind morals
— Eleanor Roosevelt
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
tags: die
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.
tags: time forever
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.
tags: darkness
— Eleanor Roosevelt
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.
tags: peace work believe
— Eleanor Roosevelt
It's your life-but only if you make it so.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
tags: character people experience
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.
tags: right
— Eleanor Roosevelt
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
tags: live decision learn
— Eleanor Roosevelt
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
eleanor roosevelt
Birth    : October 11, 1884
Death  : November 7, 1962
Occupation  : Former First Lady of the United States

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