Eleanor Roosevelt, fully Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor
Roosevelt, fully Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
1884
1962

American Social Activist, Humanitarian, Columnist, Lecturer and First Lady of the United States, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Author Quotes

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.

It is better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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 and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, easier.

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."

Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot do.

All big changes in human history have been arrived at slowly and through many compromises.

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

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.

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

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

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn one’s back on life.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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

Tomorrow is now.

We cannot exist as a little island of well-being in a world where two-thirds of the people go to be hungry every night.

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.

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

You gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which we think we cannot.

Author Picture
First Name
Eleanor
Last Name
Roosevelt, fully Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Birth Date
1884
Death Date
1962
Bio

American Social Activist, Humanitarian, Columnist, Lecturer and First Lady of the United States, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt