Advertisements

Top 50 Best Inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, making her the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. Though widely respected in her later years, Roosevelt was a controversial First Lady at the time for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights for African-Americans. She was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences, write a daily newspaper column, write a monthly magazine column, host a weekly radio show, and speak at a national party convention. On a few occasions, she publicly disagreed with her husband’s policies.

Common Questions Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

She served as the first Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and played an instrumental role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Was Teddy Roosevelt Franklin's uncle?

Yes, She was Theodore’s niece.

Our Favorite Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

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

“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.”

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”

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

“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”

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

Advertisements

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

“The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.”

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”

“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.”

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

“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”

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

“You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

“Once I 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.”

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

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.”

Advertisements
Advertisements

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ”

“No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”

“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

“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.”

“Work is always an antidote to depression.”

“One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”

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

“Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.”

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

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

“Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.”

“It's your life-but only if you make it so.”

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

“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.”

“Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.”

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

“Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.”

“Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?”

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

“There is not human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.”

“All of life is a constant education.”

“Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.”

Advertisements
Advertisements