72 Quotes By Eleanor Roosevelt


Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Eleanor Roosevelt on age

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 on age

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

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

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt on best

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 on best

My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
Eleanor Roosevelt on best

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

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
Eleanor Roosevelt on best

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 should be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt on birthday

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 on car

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 on change

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 on courage

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 on courage

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt on courage

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

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 on education

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

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

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 on experience

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