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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”
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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”
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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”
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
“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.”
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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, It Seems to Me: Selected Letters
“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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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