28 Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt certain to inspire you

Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

Today I thought it would be interesting to explore some quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, better known as Eleanor Roosevelt, was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist. She served as the first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s four terms in office. She was, in fact, the longest-serving first lady of the United States, so far.

Eleanor Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements.

In 1999, Eleanor Roosevelt was ranked ninth in the top ten of Gallup’s List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century and was listed thirteen times as the most admired woman between 1948 and 1961.

She was one very wise and intelligent lady and therefore definitely worth listening to, in my opinion.

So here are 28 quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt. I hope you find them all interesting. Please feel free to share them with your friends. 

Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt:

  1. Understanding is a two-way street. 
  2. Happiness is not a goal; it’s a by-product.
  3. You must do the things you think you cannot do. 
  4. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
  5. I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
  6. When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
  7. It’s not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
  8. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
  9. As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
  10. Never allow a person to tell you No who doesn’t have the power to say Yes.
  11. I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
  12. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
  13. A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
  14. I cannot believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
  15. Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
  16. People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
  17. Friendship with one’s self is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. 
  18. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticised anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. You gain strength, courage, and confidence through 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.’ 
  27. Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
  28. Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognise that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

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