20 Brilliant Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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A few quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady of the US. She is well known for her human rights achievement.

“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.”

“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

“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.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”

“When you know to laugh and when to look upon things as too absurd to take seriously, the other person is ashamed to carry through even if he was serious about it.”

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

“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.”

“The giving of love is an education in itself.”

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!”

“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

“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.”

“A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.”

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