Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
“What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you can develop this ability to see what you look at, to understand its meaning, to readjust your knowledge to this new information, you can continue to learn and to grow as long as you live and you’ll have a wonderful time doing it.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Love can often be misguided and do as much harm as good, but respect can do only good. It assumes that the other person's stature is as large as one's own, his rights as reasonable, his needs as important.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself. Think as much as possible about other people. Dwell on things that are interesting. 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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
“To be mature you have to realize what you value most... Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
“No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced co-operation.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“When it's better for everyone, it's better for everyone.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you want a world ruled by law and not by force you must build up, from the very grassroots, a respect for law.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

“Cease to be a drudge. Seek to be an artist.”
Mary McLeod Bethune, Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices on Resistance, Reform, and Renewal an African American Anthology

Eleanor Roosevelt
“...no matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Eleanor Roosevelt
“America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our other
achievements amount to nothing.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
“In the long run there is no more liberating, no more exhilarating experience than to determine one’s position, state it bravely, and then act boldly. Action brings with it its own courage, its own energy, a growth of self-confidence that can be acquired in no other way”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“I do not mind riding in day coaches...Please do not put yourself or the railroad to extra expense.--First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt”
Marc Peyser, Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Gore Vidal
“When Franklin says yes, yes, yes, he isn’t agreeing with you. He’s just listening to you.”
Gore Vidal, The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

“I wasn't frightened. I was just afraid." Her aunt smiled. "Is there a difference?" "Oh yes," Eleanor said. "When you're frightened you run away. When you're afraid you keep on doing what you're supposed to do.”
Ann Weil, Eleanor Roosevelt: Courageous Girl

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