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You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life by Eleanor Roosevelt
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“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
“It's your life-but only if you make it so.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“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 his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“There is not human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“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
“Never be bored, and you will never be boring.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“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
“I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don't make up their minds, someone will do it for them.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“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
“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
“Mozart, who was buried in a pauper’s grave, was one of the greatest successes we know of, a man who in his early thirties had poured out his inexhaustible gift of music, leaving the world richer because he had passed that way. To leave the world richer—that is the ultimate success.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“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
“I know that we will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living
“I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one's world.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“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
“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
“One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. They will gravitate as automatically as the needle to the north. Somehow, it is unnecessary, in any cold-blooded sense, to sit down and put your head in your hands and plan them. All you need to do is to be curious, receptive, eager for experience. And there’s one strange thing: when you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living
“I wish with all my heart that every child could be so imbued with a sense of the adventure of life that each change, each readjustment, each surprise--good or bad--that came along would be welcomed as part of the whole enthralling experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“I think everyone, at some time in his life, has this happen to him, comes face to face with the bitter realization that he has failed in something that means a tremendous amount and probably in a relation that is close to him. Life teaches you that you cannot attain real maturity until you are ready to accept this harsh knowledge, this limitation in yourself, and make the difficult adjustment. Either you must learn to allow someone else to meet the need, without bitterness or envy, and accept it; or somehow you must make yourself learn to meet it. If you refuse to accept the limitation in yourself, you will be unable to grow beyond this point.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living
“Meeting smaller emergencies and learning to deal with them had given me the confidence to deal with this larger emergency. So, little by little, I found out how to do things. After each catastrophe you don’t worry so much the next time, and each time you emerge stronger from your victory.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living
“...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
“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
“Get ahead of whom? There is no one I want to shove past. I just want to get ahead of myself, make myself as big as I can, but not measure myself by someone else.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living
“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own.... 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
“...no one can afford not to be a man. No position can compensate for coming face to face with a robot when you are alone.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
“Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, “It can’t be done.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living

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