Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes (159 Quotes)


    Without doubt human beings are the most interesting study in the world.


    Conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand.

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



    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.

    The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.


    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.

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

    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.

    Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.

    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.

    So often people you admire at a distance do not mean so much to you after you meet them.

    In the 1979 miniseries Backstairs at the White House, ... Eleanor.

    No, I don't. Well, I mean, she's here, she's a presence, but we haven't been able to have a conversation.

    A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree as we do namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions

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

    I wish for those I love this New Year an opportunity to earn sufficient, to have that which they need for their own and to give that which they desire to others, to bring into the lives of those about them some measure of joy, to know the satisfaction of work well done, of recreation earned and therefore savored, to end the year a little wiser, a little kinder and therefore a little happier.


    We must be willing to learn the lesson that cooperation may imply compromise, but if it brings a world advance it is a gain for each individual nation.


    Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.

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


    Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!


    Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building.

    In a democratic society we must live cooperatively, and serve the community in which we live, to the best of our ability. For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.

    It is equality of monotony which makes the strength of the British Isles.


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