Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

 

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.

 

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

 

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

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

 

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.

 

A mature person is one who 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 in 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.

 

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

 

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.

 

You will be amused that when Mr. Dulles said goodbye to me this morning he said ‘I feel I must tell you that when you were appointed I thought it terrible & now I think your work here has been fine!’ So – against the odds the women inch forward, but I’m rather old to be carrying on the fight . . . .

 

Life is like a parachute jump, you’ve got to get it right the first time.

 

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

 

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

 

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

 

Courage is exhilarating.

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.

 

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

 

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

 

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.

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

 

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

 

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.

 

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

 

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