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Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a social activist, and the wife of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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I believe we will have better government when men and women discuss public issues together and make their decisions on the basis of their differing areas of concern for the welfare of their families and their world. 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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

For instance, it is certain that women do not want a woman for President. Nor would they have the slightest confidence in her ability to fulfill the functions of that office.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

No man is defeated without until he is defeated within.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are like teabags. You dont know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never be bored, and you will never be boring.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt
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