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  • Without doubt human beings are the most interesting study in the world.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • Conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • All of life is a constant education.
    (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)

  • The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • 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.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • It is not so much what people do in this world as their reasons for doing it which really makes a difference. Sacrifices are not so important as the reasons for which you sacrifice, and no sacrifice is any good which remains ever present as such.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • So often people you admire at a distance do not mean so much to you after you meet them.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • In the 1979 miniseries Backstairs at the White House, ... Eleanor.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)


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