October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962

66 Greatest Quotes By Eleanor Roosevelt

Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people. Eleanor Roosevelt
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. Eleanor Roosevelt
If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all. Eleanor Roosevelt
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others. Eleanor Roosevelt
Caring comes from being able to put yourself in the position of the other person. Eleanor Roosevelt
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide. Eleanor Roosevelt
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt
I can't tell you how to succeed, but I can tell you how to fail: Try to please everybody. Eleanor Roosevelt
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes. Eleanor Roosevelt
We must preserve our right to think and differ. Eleanor Roosevelt
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. 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 should be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt
Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced co-operation. Eleanor Roosevelt
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. Eleanor Roosevelt
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. Eleanor Roosevelt
The things you refuse to meet today always come back at you later on, usually under circumstances which make the decision twice as difficult as it originally was. 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
...without equality there can be no democracy. Eleanor Roosevelt
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. Eleanor Roosevelt
When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted. Eleanor Roosevelt
Some people are going to leave a mark on this world, while others will leave a stain. Eleanor Roosevelt
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude. Eleanor Roosevelt
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
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
You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
What you don't do can be a destructive force. Eleanor Roosevelt
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail? Eleanor Roosevelt
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. 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
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt
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. Eleanor Roosevelt
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. Eleanor Roosevelt
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. 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
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. Eleanor Roosevelt
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. Eleanor Roosevelt
Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again. Eleanor Roosevelt
Niemand kann Dir ein Minderwertigkeitsgefühl aufzwingen ohne Deine Bereitschaft dazu. Eleanor Roosevelt
Education is the cornerstone of liberty. Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands. Eleanor Roosevelt