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850 Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes To Inspire You (2023)

1. “I feel that unless we learn to live together as individuals and as groups, and to find ways of settling our difficulties without showing fear of each other and resorting to force, we cannot hope to see our democracy successful.”


2. If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor. -Eleanor Roosevelt


3. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


4. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. –Eleanor Roosevelt


5. “Tolerance ought only to be a preliminary step which allows us to get to know other people, and which prevents us from setting up bars, just because they may be of a different race or religion. The real value of any relationship is the fact that we learn to like people in spite of our differences.”


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


7. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


8. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


9. “When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.” Eleanor Roosevelt


10. “You not only have a right to be an individual. You have a responsibility.”


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


12. 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


13. “People can surmount what seems to be total defeat, difficulties too great to be borne, but it requires a capacity to readjust endlessly to the changing conditions of life.”


14. I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.”


15. “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.”


16. One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”


17. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.”


18. “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”


19. “It has always seemed to me a great pity that man's noblest instincts, his heroic self-sacrifice, his capacity to unite with his neighbor in a common cause, emerge only in times of disaster, such as war and fire and flood.”


20. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


23. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. —Eleanor Roosevelt


24. “Perhaps we have to learn that life was not meant to be lived in security but with adventurous courage”


25. “Eleanor Roosevelt acknowledged, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


26. “Religion to me is simply the conviction that all human beings must hold some belief in a power greater than themselves, and that whatever their religious belief may be, it must move them to live better in this world and to approach whatever the future holds with serenity.”


27. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticised anyway”


28. Enjoy every minute you have with those you love, my dear, for no one can take joy that is past away from you. It will be there in your heart to live on when the dark days come.”


29. “The giving of love is an education in itself.”


30. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do”


31. “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.”


32. “Basic decisions of our society are made through the expressed will of the people. That is why when we see these liberties threatened, instead of falling apart, our nation becomes unified and our democracies come together... in spite of our varied backgrounds and many racial strains.”


33. “Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?”


34. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if someone betrays you twice, it’s your fault”


35. “Don't call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it's not sexist.”


36. “The answer to fear is not to cower and hide; it is not to surrender feebly without contest. The answer is to stand and face it boldly. Look at it, analyze it, and, in the end, act.”


37. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


38. “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.”


39. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”


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


41. “Once I 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.”


42. “The knowledge of how little you can do alone teaches you humility.”


43. “I don’t mind going fast as long as I know where I’m going.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


44. “He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”


45. “The giving of love is an education within itself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


46. “One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”


47. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt


48. “You gain strength. courage. and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself. ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


50. “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, It can't be done.”


51. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission”


52. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


53. “I wish with all my heart that every child could be so imbued with a sense of the adventure of life that each change, each readjustment, each surprise--good or bad--that came along would be welcomed as part of the whole enthralling experience.”


54. “If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life I would say- the opportunity for doing something useful, for, in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained.”


55. “It's your life — but only if you make it so.”


56. “As a people, I am afraid, we tend too often to brush aside with impatience, sometimes with discourtesy, customs and points of view which are alien to us.”


57. “Many of the boys I saw in hospitals are now leading happy and useful lives, but they carry with them, day after day, the results of the war. If we do not achieve the ends for which they sacrificed—a peaceful world in which there exists freedom from fear of both aggression and want—we have failed.”


58. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. — Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the U.S.


59. “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.”


60. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


61. A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.' – Eleanor Roosevelt


62. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”


63. “Up to a certain point it is good for us to know that there are people in the world who will give us love and unquestioned loyalty to the limit of their ability. I doubt, however, if it is good for us to feel assured of this without the accompanying obligation of having to justify this devotion by our behavior.”


64. In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.”


65. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual. you have an obligation to be one.”—Eleanor Roosevelt


66. “The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.”


67. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying attention to you.”


68. “I know that we will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them.”


69. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." - Eleanor Roosevelt


70. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


71. “You should always own a black dress because no one ever remembers a black dress.”


72. “Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


73. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. - Eleanor Roosevelt


74. “Eleanor Roosevelt said, “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. 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.”


75. “I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don't make up their minds, someone will do it for them.”


76. Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.”


77. You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. - Eleanor Roosevelt Tweet


78. “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”


79. “Success in marriage depends on being able, when you get over being in love, to really love.”


80. “o one can make you feel inferior without your consent”


81. “Consider the truly happy people you know. I think it is unlikely that you will find that circumstances have made them happy. They have made themselves happy in spite of circumstances.”


82. “There is no experience from which you can't learn something.”


83. “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”


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


85. “Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people.”


86. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”


87. “I think Eleanor Roosevelt said it best: “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.”


88. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States


89. “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”


90. “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


91. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt


92. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt


93. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


94. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


95. “It is the person and not the sex which counts.”


96. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States


97. “If someone betrays you once, it's their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.”


98. “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt


99. What you don’t do can be a destructive force.”


100. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt


101. He who loses money, loses much; The one who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith loses all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


102. “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.”


103. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.”


104. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


105. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


106. “If you care enough about certain things and work for them, I think you are bound to find them in the people you are with.”


107. "I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday."— Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the U.S.


108. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


109. “I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.”


110. “When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else … you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.”


111. Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.


112. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


113. “Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. Paradoxically, the one sure way not to be happy is deliberately to map out a way of life in which one would please oneself completely and exclusively. For what keeps our interest in life and makes us look forward to tomorrow is giving pleasure to other people.”


114. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


115. “...no matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is.”


116. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. First Lady


117. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


118. “unless time is good for something it is good for nothing.”


119. “Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’”


120. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”—Eleanor Roosevelt. This is one of a few dream big quotes that always make people smile. For more happy messages, check out these uplifting quotes that will stay with you.


121. “No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.”


122. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


123. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”—Eleanor Roosevelt


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


125. “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


126. “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


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


128. “A great deal of fear is a result of just not knowing. We do not know what is involved in a new situation. We do not know whether we can deal with it. The sooner we learn what it entails, the sooner we can dissolve our fear.”


129. “I believe 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.”


130. “Person after person has said to me in these last few days that this new world we face terrifies them. I can understand how that feeling would arise unless one believes that men are capable of greatness beyond their past achievements… The time now calls for mankind as a whole to rise to great heights. We must have faith or we die.”


131. “Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.”


132. “Never allow a person to tell you no, who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


133. “Occasionally he took us on a picnic or a camping trip and taught us many valuable lessons. The chief one was to remember that camping was a good way to find out people’s characters. Those who were selfish showed it very soon, in that they wanted the best bed or the best food and did not want to do their share of the work.”


134. “I say to the young: Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively.”


135. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. —Eleanor Roosevelt


136. “Some People Make Things Happen,


137. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


138. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


139. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


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


141. “Constantly taking risks in order to get what we want: it takes courage,” -Eleanor Roosevelt


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


143. “The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


144. “There is a wonderful word, why?, that children use. All children. When they stop using it, the reason, too often, is that no one bothered to answer them, no one tried to keep alive one of the most important attributes a person can have: interest in the world around him.”


145. “Work is always an antidote to depression.”


146. “If a man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.”


147. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right―for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


148. “The mind must be trained, rather than the memory.”


149. “What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading.”


150. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


151. “I Felt So Shaken Up”: Woman Leaves Family Trip After Eavesdropping On Husband’s Conversation With Mother-In-Law


152. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”


153. “It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation.”


154. “Our own land and our own flag cannot be replaced by any other land or any other flag. But you can join with other nations, under a joint flag, to accomplish something good for the world that you cannot accomplish alone.”


155. “Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


156. “Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


157. “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


158. “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


159. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. 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”


160. “Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.”


161. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt"


162. 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.”


163. He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


164. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, American political figure and former First Lady.


165. “She never told me anything, but she allowed me to read anything I wanted in the library, which held a great many books.”


166. “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.”


167. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent”


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


169. “The very next thing you need to be doing is the thing that terrifies you the most.”


170. “Nadie puede hacer que te sientas inferior sin tu consentimiento”


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


172. “Understanding is a two-way street.”


173. “WE ALL create the person we become by our choices as we go through life.”


174. “...so much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty, and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others.”


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


176. “We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life. In a real sense, by the time we are adults, we are the sum total of the choices we have made.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


177. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


178. “Você deve fazer as coisas que acha que não consegue fazer.”


179. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


180. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


181. “If you will forget about yourself, whether or not you are making a good impression on people, what they think of you, and you will think about them instead, you won't be shy.”


182. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.”


183. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a success.”


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


185. “To be mature you have to realize what you value most. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”


186. “All of life is a constant education.”― Eleanor Roosevelt


187. “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”


188. “A day out-of- doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music — that would be rest.


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


190. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. — Eleanor Roosevelt


191. “When a woman fails, it is much more serious than when a man fails, because the average person attributes that failure not to the individual, but to the fact that she is a woman.”


192. “Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.”


193. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”—Eleanor Roosevelt


194. “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


195. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


196. “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.”


197. “Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.”


198. “If silence seems to give approval, then remaining silent is cowardly.”


199. “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”


200. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


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


202. “We gain strength, 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


203. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived.”


204. 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.


205. “No matter what you do , some people will criticize you , and if you are entirely sure that you would not be ashamed to explain your action to someone you loved and who loved you , and you are satisfied in your own mind that you are doing right , then you need not worry about criticism nor need you ever explain what you do .”


206. “The more the world speeds up the more it seems necessary that we should learn to pick out of the past the things that we feel were important and beautiful then. One of these things was a quality of tranquillity in people, which you rarely meet today.”


207. “America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our other


208. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


209. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”


210. “The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


211. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. — Eleanor Roosevelt


212. “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.”


213. “What other people think of me is none of my business.”


214. “When you stop learning you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense.”


215. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ⁠—Eleanor Roosevelt


216. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”


217. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”― Eleanor Roosevelt


218. “All of life is a constant education.”


219. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


220. “Looking back I see that I was always afraid of something: of the dark, of displeasing people, of failure. Anything I accomplished had to be done across a barrier of fear. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT”


221. “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”


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


223. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


224. “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” ”


225. “Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted and I have come to the conclusion that practically nothing we do ever stands by itself. If it is good, it will serve some good purpose in the futue. If it is evil, it may haunt us and handicap our efforts in unimagined ways.”


226. “The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!”


227. “We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.”


228. “We owe it to ourselves and to the world, to our own dignity and self-respect, to set our own standards of behavior, regardless of what other nations do.”


229. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.”


230. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor RooseveltCLICK TO TWEET


231. “The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.”


232. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”


233. "Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” —Eleanor Roosevelt"


234. “I could never be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”


235. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. 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.”


236. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say


237. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”~ Eleanor Roosevelt


238. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


239. “the thing we call French culture may be due to the fact that French children can play, surrounded by the things of the past, palaces of bygone kings, statues, remembrances of history.”


240. “Choose a challenge instead of competence.”


241. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


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


243. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


244. “Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people”


245. Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt


246. “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.” Eleanor Roosevelt


247. “Tomorrow is now.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


248. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. -Eleanor Roosevelt


249. “Usefulness, whatever form it may take, is the price we should pay for the air we breathe and the food we eat and the privilege of being alive.”


250. 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, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt


251. “If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.”


252. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”


253. “Eleanor Roosevelt said it best: “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.”


254. “Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.”


255. “Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun.”


256. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.


257. “A real picture of any human being is interesting in itself, and it is especially interesting when we can follow the play of other personalities upon that human being and perhaps get a picture of a group of people and of the influence on them of the period in which they lived.”


258. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”


259. “The giving of love is an education in itself.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


260. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


261. “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping — stone to the optimist.”


262. “If you lose the money you lose much. If you lose friends you lose more. If you lose faith you lose all.”


263. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


264. “If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


265. “It is, however, the better part of wisdom to regard the mistake as experience which will help guide you in the future, a part, though a painful part, of your education.”


266. True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on Earth.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and human rights activist


267. “There was a time when a woman married and her property became her husband’s, her earnings were her husband’s and the control of the children was never in her hands. The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything that undermines it.”


268. “Now and then, I am surprised to read of the death of someone I have known, because I thought he or she had died long ago. Actually, he had only stopped growing.”


269. A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


270. “There never has been security. No man has ever known what he would meet around the next corner; if life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


271. “There is nothing to fear except fear itself.”


272. “Great minds discuss ideas


273. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


274. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along”. – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


276. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one's world.”


277. “In the long run there is no more liberating, no more exhilarating experience than to determine one’s position, state it bravely, and then act boldly. Action brings with it its own courage, its own energy, a growth of self-confidence that can be acquired in no other way”


278. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


279. Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.”


280. “Perhaps the most essential thing for a continuing education is to develop the capacity to know what you see and to understand what it means. Many people seem to go through life without seeing.”


281. “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


282. ​"A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt


283. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. First Lady and U.S. Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly


284. “As you go back into history you realize that persecution under which the Jews have suffered in country after country has made them the strong, resourceful, resilient people that they are today. They have almost always had to be more intelligent and work harder in order to cope with restrictions placed on them.”


285. “To be mature you have to realize what you value most… Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”


286. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I loved through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


287. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply to be what is generally called “a success.”


288. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


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


290. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”


291. “There is nothing to regret - either for those who go or for those who are left behind”


292. “Every time you meet a crisis and live through it, you make it simpler for the next time. If you draw back and say, “I am afraid to do that,” because you might do or say something wrong or you might make a mistake, you will become timid and negative as a person.”


293. “Eleanor Roosevelt commented, "Life is like a parachute jump; you've got to get it right the first time.”


294. “Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced co-operation.”


295. “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”


296. “The greatest give you can give a child is an imagination.”


297. “Only I can let you disrepect me! Eleanore Roosevelt”


298. “When we admit that one can not retrace one’s steps and live life over again, we may accept the fact that we might as well savor it and enjoy it as we go along and not always be striving for something in the future which after all we may never achieve nor enjoy.”


299. “As Eleanor Roosevelt observed, “No one can hurt you without your consent.” In the words of Gandhi, “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.” It is our willing permission, our consent to what happens to us, that hurts us far more than what happens to us in the first place.”


300. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”


301. “When you know to laugh and when to look upon things as too absurd to take seriously, the other person is ashamed to carry through even if he was serious about it.”


302. “Never allow a person to tell you 'no' who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”


303. The giving of love is an education in itself.


304. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”


305. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt.


306. “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


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


308. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


309. “You can not live at all if you do not learn to adapt yourself to your life as it happens to be.”


310. “You gain strength. courage. and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


311. “I became a much more ardent citizen and feminist than anyone about me in the intermediate years would have dreamed possible. I had learned that if you wanted to institute any kind of reform, you could get far more attention if you had a vote than if you lacked one.”


312. “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


313. “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


314. “I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.”


315. “A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.”


316. “Actually, an important part of self-knowledge is that it gives one a better realization of the inner strength that can be called upon, of which one may be quite unaware.”


317. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right ⁠—for you’ll be criticized anyway.”⁠—Eleanor Roosevelt


318. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


319. “Do in your heart what you feel to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


320. “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


322. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


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


324. “The danger lies in the possibility that we will not accept the person as he is but try to make him over according to our own ideas.”


325. “Enjoy every minute you have with those you love, my dear, for no one can take joy that is past away from you. It will be there in your heart to live on when the dark days come.”


326. “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault. If they betray you twice, it’s your fault.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


327. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt


328. Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt


329. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


330. “True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.”


331. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”


332. “THE GREATEST GIVE YOU CAN GIVE A CHILD IS AN IMAGINATION”


333. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.”


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


335. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


336. “The hard part of loving is that one has to learn so often to let go of those we love, so they can do things, so they can grow, so they can return to us with an even richer, deeper love.”


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


338. “As Eleanor Roosevelt observed, “No one can hurt you without your consent.” In the words of Gandhi, “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”


339. “You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


340. “If the mind is clean, the body can take care of itself.”


341. “It is a brave thing to have the courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.”


342. “The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life.”


343. “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


344. “A woman is like a teabag. You can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”


345. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do”


346. “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


347. “The function of democratic living is not to lower standards but to raise those that have been too low.”


348. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” Eleanor Roosevelt


349. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I loved through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” – Eleanor Roosevelt


350. “To handle yourself use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady


351. “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do ...”


352. “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


353. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


354. “The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.”


355. “What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person”


356. “We have to make these young people (of the Depression) feel that they are necessary. (They should be given) "certain things for which youth craves – the chance for self-sacrifice for an ideal.”


357. “Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge.”


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


359. “Be confident, not certain.”


360. “We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life. In a very real sense, by the time we are adult, we are the sum total of the choices we have made.”


361. “Whatever period of life we are in is good only to the extent that we make use of it, that we live it to the hilt, that we continue to develop and understand what it has to offer us and we have to offer it.”


362. “The future is for those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”


363. A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt


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


365. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


366. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.”


367. “You always admire what you really don't understand.”


368. “Mulheres são como saquinhos de chá: você nunca sabe o quanto elas são fortes, até colocá-las na água quente.”


369. “Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, "It can't be done.”


370. "No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt


371. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’”– Eleanor Roosevelt


372. The knowledge of how little you can do alone teaches you humility. -Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living


373. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


375. “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”


376. “If the child’s curiosity is not fed, if his questions are not answered, he will stop asking questions. And then, by the time he is in his middle twenties, he will stop wondering about all the mysteries of his world. His curiosity will be dead.”


377. "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


378. “In the final analysis, a democratic government represents the sum total of the courage and the integrity of its individuals. It cannot be better than they are.”


379. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


380. “But the courage to go against a sweep of feeling, to be an awkward minority, to stand up and be counted, even when it makes one unpopular, is not as prevalent as it should be. We have a long way to go to achieve responsible citizenship and common self-respecting humanity.”


381. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”— Eleanor Roosevelt


382. “Your life is your own. You mold it. You make it. All anyone can do is to point out ways and means which have been helpful to others. Perhaps they will serve as suggestions to stimulate your own thinking until you know what it is that will fulfill you, will help you to find out what you want to do with your life.”


383. “Do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself. Think as much as possible about other people. Dwell on things that are interesting. 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.”


384. "You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


385. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”


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


387. “No relationship in this world ever remains warm and close unless a real effort is made on both sides to keep it so.”


388. “Life has got to be lived – that’s all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that ‘this, too, shall pass!”


389. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


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


391. “I learned something which has stood me in good stead many times—the most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.”


392. "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt"


393. “We obtain our education at home, at school, and, most important, from life itself.”


394. “If people only realized what a war goes on in a child’s mind and heart in a situation of this kind, I think they would try to explain more than they do,”


395. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


396. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart” – Eleanor Roosevelt.


397. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


398. “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, former First Lady of the United States


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


400. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experiences.”


401. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”


402. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt - The best dreams quotes of all times #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #dreams


403. “Upon the death of her mother-in-law, Elearnor Roosevelt said, "It is truly a tragedy of life to have spent 35 years with someone and upon her death, not to give it a second thought.”


404. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” - Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady


405. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


406. “No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”


407. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


408. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”


409. “Niemand kann Dir ein Minderwertigkeitsgefühl aufzwingen ohne Deine Bereitschaft dazu.”


410. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


411. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. - Eleanor Roosevelt


412. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time. meeting each thing that comes up. seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared. discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


413. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


414. “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.”


415. “There are no have-to's, just choices.”


416. “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.”— Eleanor Roosevelt


417. Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.”


418. “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.”


419. “Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.”


420. I believe 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.


421. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you.”


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


423. “Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge”


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


425. “You gain strength. courage. and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself. ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” – Eleanor Roosevelt


426. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


427. “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


428. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


429. “It is not more vacation we need — it is more vocation.”


430. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt


431. “So it is a major part of maturity to accept not only your own shortcomings but those of the people you love, and help them not to fail when you can.”


432. You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.


433. “Even in our blackest moment, we have to acknowledge that there is something very fine in human beings.”


434. “None of us can afford to stop learning or to check our curiosity about new things, or to lose our humility in the face of new situations.”


435. “Nothing alive can stand still, it goes forward or back. Life is interesting only as long as it is a process of growth; or, to put it another way, we can only grow as long as we are interested.”


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


437. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do”. – Eleanor Roosevelt


438. “We overlook the two major factors: they rarely know what we are talking about when we speak of freedom in the abstract; their most pressing problem, from birth to death, now as it always has been, is hunger.”


439. “In the very desire for help one is apt to forget that the objective should be to enable the individual to stand on his own feet.”


440. “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”


441. “Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can – as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. And not to simply be what is generally called a “success”.”


442. “Great Minds Discuss Ideas. Average Minds Discuss Events. Small Minds Discuss People”


443. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


444. “I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


445. “What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading. It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your own thinking, which make you an interesting person.”


446. “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


447. “Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.”


448. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ⁠—Eleanor Roosevelt


449. “Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.”


450. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying.”


451. “the toe of an enormous and heroic”


452. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


453. “It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life.”


454. “If you step on other people's necks to get rich, or barter your personal honor, then it is others who pay for your success and you can hardly call it your own.


455. “No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


456. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


457. “Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


458. “Love can often be misguided and do as much harm as good, but respect can do only good. It assumes that the other person's stature is as large as one's own, his rights as reasonable, his needs as important.”


459. “I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


460. “Education provides the necessary tools, equipment by which we learn how to learn.”


461. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to really look fear in the face... Do the thing you think you cannot do.”


462. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. –Eleanor Roosevelt


463. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


464. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt


465. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart” – Eleanor Roosevelt


466. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


467. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are about to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt


468. “We cannot shut the windows and pull down the shades; we cannot say, “I have learned all I need to know; my opinions are fixed on everything. I refuse to change or to consider these new things.” Not today. Not any more.”


469. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.


470. “Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world.” – Eleanor RooseveltCLICK TO TWEET


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


472. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt.


473. “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.”


474. “It seems to me that I cannot afford, as a self-respecting individual, to refuse to do a thing merely because it will make me disliked or bring down a storm of criticism on my head.”


475. With the new day comes, new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt


476. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


477. People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.


478. “Do one thing every day that scares you."-Eleanor Roosevelt


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


480. “You must try to understand truthfully what makes you do things or feel things. Until you have been able to face the truth about yourself you cannot be really sympathetic or understanding in regard to what happens to other people. But it takes courage to face yourself and to acknowledge what motivates you in the things you do.”


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


482. “The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. Love thy neighbor as thyself.”


483. "Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


484. “Life is like a parachute jump, you’ve got to get it right the first time.”


485. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


486. “With the new day comes new strength.”


487. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


488. “I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. ”


489. “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”


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


491. Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.”


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


493. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


494. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


495. “Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others.”


496. “Our obligation to the world is, primarily, an obligation to our own future.”


497. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


498. “We have reached a point today where labor-saving devices are good only when they do not throw the worker out of his job.”


499. “Effort: You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


500. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”


501. “It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.”


502. Eleanor Roosevelt on Footprints of Friends


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


504. “If you lose money you lose much, if you lose friends you lose more, if you lose faith you lose all.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the U.S.


505. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


506. “It is a brave thing to have courage to be an individual; it is also, perhaps, a lonely thing. But it is better than not being an individual, which is to be nobody at all.”


507. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States


508. We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together, we have to talk.”


509. “Or perhaps one can learn only by one’s own mistakes. The essential thing is to learn. Learning and living.”


510. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


511. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


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


513. “Budućnost pripada onima koji veruju u lepotu svojih snova.”


514. “As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.”


515. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt


516. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.”


517. “The more whites and Negroes become friends and lose whatever self-consciousness they started out with, we shall have a much happier world.”


518. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'”


519. “There are no have-to's, just choices”


520. “A woman is like a teabag, you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”


521. “There is a growing wave in this country of fear, and of intolerance which springs from fear. Sometimes it is a religious intolerance, sometimes it is a racial intolerance, but all intolerance grows from the same roots.”


522. “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 his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”


523. “If you lose money you lose much,


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


525. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” — Eleanor Roosevelt


526. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”


527. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, former US first lady


528. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”


529. “Our trouble is that we do not demand enough of the people who represent us.We are responsible for their activities… we must spur them to more imagination and enterprise in making a push into the unknown; we must make clear that we intend to have responsible and courageous leadership.”


530. 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


531. “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”


532. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


533. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


534. “Meeting smaller emergencies and learning to deal with them had given me the confidence to deal with this larger emergency. So, little by little, I found out how to do things. After each catastrophe you don’t worry so much the next time, and each time you emerge stronger from your victory.”


535. “I believe that democracy is based on the ability to make democracy serve the good of the majority of the people. If it can’t do that, then it should not survive.”


536. “I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!”


537. “I think I have a good deal of my Uncle Theodore in me, because I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.”


538. “My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.”


539. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


540. “I hope the women of the United States will awaken to the full sense of the influence which they can wield if they accept the responsibility which all power implies.”


541. Eleanor Roosevelt is saying here you never know what is next, you can’t predict the future.


542. “Each of us has... all the time there is. Those years, weeks, and hours, are the sands in the glass running swiftly away. To let them drift through our fingers is a tragic waste. To use them to the hilt, making them count for something, is the beginning of wisdom.”


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


544. “Long ago, I made up my mind that when things were said involving only me, I would pay no attention to them, except when valid criticism was carried by which I could profit.”