Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.
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.
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.
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
I once 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.
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October 11, 1884
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