Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes


97 Eleanor Roosevelt quotes:



"Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth."
"When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor."
"As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along."
"Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression."
"In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond."
"My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths."
"What you don't do can be a destructive force."
"Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
"I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!"
"If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor."
"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
"Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality."
"You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself."
"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 is own weight, this is a frightening prospect."
"It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself."
"There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands."
"The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it."
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"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"
"I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country."
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