Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes (70 quotations)

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1. A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. - Eleanor Roosevelt

2. A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. - Eleanor Roosevelt

4. Actors are one family over the entire world. - Eleanor Roosevelt

5. Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

7. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. - Eleanor Roosevelt

8. Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president. - Eleanor Roosevelt

9. Do one thing every day that scares you. - Eleanor Roosevelt

10. 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. - Eleanor Roosevelt

11. 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. - Eleanor Roosevelt

12. Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

14. Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

15. Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. - Eleanor Roosevelt

16. Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it. - Eleanor Roosevelt

17. I could never say in the morning, "I have a headache and cannot do thus and so".Headache or no headache, thus and so had to be done. - Eleanor Roosevelt

18. 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. - Eleanor Roosevelt

19. I have learned long ago to possess my soul in patience and accept the inevitable. - Eleanor Roosevelt

20. I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role. - Eleanor Roosevelt

21. I knew I was the first girl in my mother's family who was not a belle, and É I was deeply ashamed. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

23. 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 should be curiosity. - Eleanor Roosevelt

24. I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country. - Eleanor Roosevelt

25. I wonder if Communists occupied in producing plays are not safer than Communists starving to death. I have always felt that whatever your beliefs might be, if you could earn enough to keep body and soul together and had to be pretty busy doing that, you would not be very apt to have time to plot the overthrow of any existing government. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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