Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

American political figure, diplomat and activist

We obtain our education at home, at school, and, most important, from life itself.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the uotmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
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The future belongs to the people who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Success in marriage depends on being able, when you get over being in love, to really love.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Work is always an antidote to depression.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Do one thing every day that scares you.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!
– Eleanor Roosevelt

You never know anyone until you marry them.
– Eleanor Roosevelt.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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