56+ EXCLUSIVE Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes You Need to Hear Today

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She became one of the most important reformers and female leaders of the 20th century. She involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. Wise and uplifting Eleanor Roosevelt quotes will make you believe in the beauty of your dreams, and cultivate your inner confidence.

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Best Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Happiness is not a goal it’s a by product of a life well-lived. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. 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 his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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 as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. Eleanor Roosevelt

Campaign behavior for wives Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

For it isn’t enough to talk of peace. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority. 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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words it is expressed in the choices one makes.  Eleanor Roosevelt

Campaign behavior for wives Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

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.  Eleanor Roosevelt

I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president’s wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. Eleanor Roosevelt

What you don’t do can be a destructive force. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person the neighborhood he lives in the school or college he attends the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

To me who dreamed so much as a child, who made a dreamworld in which I was the heroine of an unending story, the lives of people around me continued to have a certain storybook quality. 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. Eleanor Roosevelt

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?  Eleanor Roosevelt

If you can develop this ability to see what you look at, to understand its meaning, to readjust your knowledge to this new information, you can continue to learn and to grow as long as you live and you’ll have a wonderful time doing it. Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

A woman is like a teabag you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

The most unhappy people in the world are those who face the days without knowing what to do with their time. But if you have more projects than you have time for, you are not going to be an unhappy person. This is as much a question of having imagination and curiosity as it is of actually making plans. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. Eleanor Roosevelt

Mozart, who was buried in a pauper’s grave, was one of the greatest successes we know of, a man who in his early thirties had poured out his inexhaustible gift of music, leaving the world richer because he had passed that way. To leave the world richer that is the ultimate success. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may 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 ever were before. 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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

Each time you learn something new you must readjust the whole framework of your knowledge. Eleanor Roosevelt

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