Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Eleanor Roosevelt quotes and Eleanor Roosevelt sayings, and Eleanor Roosevelt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."

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

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

"Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice."

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

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

"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."

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

"We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk."

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

"The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things."

"A little simplicity would be the first step toward rational living, I think."

"If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor."

"A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

"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 you think you cannot do"

"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."

"We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down."

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

"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."

"Understanding is a two-way street."

"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 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."

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

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

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"Before we can make friends with anyone else, we must first make friends with ourselves."

"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 you think you cannot do."

"You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority."

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