Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

97 Eleanor Roosevelt quotes:

"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 would be curiosity."
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"When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted."
"No, I don't. Well, I mean, she's here, she's a presence, but we haven't been able to have a conversation."
"We must be willing to learn the lesson that cooperation may imply compromise, but if it brings a world advance it is a gain for each individual nation."
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by 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."
"Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's."
"Campaign behavior 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."
"What one has to do usually can be done."
"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."
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"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
"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."
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"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."
"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."
"Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it."
"You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority."
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
"It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation."
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"Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world."

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